William S. Sutherland wrote: pennned, According to the tax code a church is tax exempt
I sure would be blessed if we could find a church like that... how does that theoretically work then, would a non-corporate fellowship pay normal land taxes if they had a location (assuming not renting) or taxes on income when they might provide support to their teachers? That's just a general question I've been wondering about.
I think you were there just at the right time for your friends. This would be corrected if Christian beneficiaries bought out properties, but the denominations would be gone then. I'm sure the Lord has plans of His own, which will be revealed in the hearts of the faithful over time.
..... meanwhile children are being decap... in Syria (among the freedom fighters, on us payroll?) because they will not renounce their faith in Christ. can we not trust this to be a supernatural act of God and that He will care for the souls who confess His name?
folks, this is profound! a judge is considering backing the annulment of the state being involved in marriages, in order to save the freedom of the organized church and to preserve some testimony of the marriage covenant. wow.
that's right. its the eugenics movement on the land. they do not want healthy independent families, and prosperous independent communities using their land. they want centralized world gov, highly controlled for agenda 21, the few people left in cities eating gm and synthetics, just as the abortionist and I discussed. He's ready for it, are you?
"... neutralized Christianity, leaving the Chinese ‚Äúhelpless against the military onslaught of the Communists.‚ÄĚ Fully expecting an imminent ‚Äúrapture,‚ÄĚ multitudes of Chinese Christians were tortured and slaughtered. On the other hand, non-millenarians fled. Hiding safely in the mountains, they kept Chinese Christianity alive."
was just talking with a loved one who had seen a BBC interview.
it seems the Chinese gov has noticed that Christianity forms a kind of moralism and so Chinese pastors are discussing a kind of reformation that is not as hard core that can assimilate itself into mainstream society there, using America as its model.. so they are set to compromise like the American churches do. and once they taste the riches they will also reject those who are empowered by the Spirit to reveal the modern idols that dominate so much of our spirituality or inner lives.
she was not protected with biosafety level 4 gear....
which is what they use in the high tech biolabs where they engineer this stuff.
and even in those labs, outbreaks are common, and then they do research on those that have been infected by the outbreak, ain't that nice?
they dug up the 1918 pandemic, I don't know if that was the body that was frozen still in cold ground. people will think this is made up, the idea that we have been safely "testing" this kind of thing is just not true, they've never truly had these things contained, and the major nations have bioweaponized these organisms, and spliced and diced them with other organisms for vaccines. there is a Warburg/ebola vaccine out there right now made with the rabies virus available for pets or they hope to?
I'm not sure if this is just fear mongering to get people to take their vaccines, as we saw in the 2009 pandemic that wasn't, because there is video going around of a guy complaining that his loved one wasn't getting help in some African hospital and the guy looks perfectly fine, just rolling around and the guy walks off with a load of cash, its quite funny actually. another of a kid posing as if he's dying but you can actually see him smiling, running before the pose, so what's up?
many call it "inaugurated eschatology". the idea of this is that Christ came, Christ died, Christ rose from the dead. The Kingdom of God has come and is being realized until His return. The time of Christian persecution starts at the cross and continues.
there's the present age and the age to come.
Ephesians says that we are presently with Him in the heavenlies, but we are also waiting for Him.
Beale has put out commentary on inaugurated eschatology (amill, doesn't necessarily describe it well) --- sorry for no links, as I'm not finding a good one at the moment.
Dorcas has been putting some links out that have helped me in the past. I still have one sitting here that I printed out, that has many scriptures. Thanks Dorcas.