You must know the legal authority of churches in America if we are to restore Christians to courage and power over Satan. Anything Satan can do to shackle our spirit by occupying us with multiple things other than “raw” Gospel preaching that saves from sin … he will. Money has been Satan’s nuisance tool against pastors in America –but Jesus said the gates of Hell (including Satan’s money tactics) cannot prevail against the churches.
We must return to Jesus’ perspective of Caesar and Pontius Pilate (civil society) and to relating with civilian law in the love and respect for God that is due to Him.
God Has Legal Authority of Your Church
God, in Heaven, moves hearts to give Jesus the earthly things needed for Him to get the work of ministry done that saves souls from eternal damnation and reverses evil things Satan has done in their lives. We know that he needed a beast to ride through Jerusalem and sent his disciples to get it from a man who owned one. God moves hearts to finance preachers and pastors to obey his or her work in your life.
Recently, a vendor wanted to bless this church work with a discount for working for God. They, sweetly, said “Oh, I don’t see that we have your tax exemption letter in your account. Let’s get that in there”. Gently, I educated them in the “Truth” about Church status in America and the road that I am mandated for my church work. My statement was well received and they recorded it in their records to have a statement of how I “do church”, as their legal authority to discount and exempt tax. Vendors choose whether to do so or not to do so. It is up to their own heart, faith, and pursuit of Christ.
About Tax Exemption
For Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ(TM)/Truth Seekers Church
OUR STAND IS THAT YOUR GIVING MUST BE HOLY — HAVING NO “MOTIVE” OF TAX EXEMPT DEDUCTIONS, ONLY MOTIVE TO LOVE (OBEY) JESUS IN FULFILLING HIS KINGDOM!
Christians choose whether to claim exemptions for their giving to Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ(TM)/Truth Seekers Church. You are giving to the Lord, not man! If you choose a professional accountant, you can pray and use their insight for your own decisions. It is between you and Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:40-42). There must NEVER be any push, coercion, or intimidating by us. OUR LOVE FOR JESUS CHRIST ALWAYS SHOWS IN THE MULTIPLE WAYS WE CAN GIVE.
Tax Exempt Status of Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ(TM)/Truth Seekers Church
Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ(TM)/Truth Seekers Church is constitutionally, federally, state and locally a church — automatically tax exempted by the United States Constitution and the Treasury Department Rules of Law — Pub No. 1828
SEE: Tax Guide for Churches & Religious Organizations 501(c)(3,) Publication 1828 (Rev. 8-2015) Catalog Number 21096G, Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov
According to the Treasury Department of the United States of America and its agency known as the Internal Revenue Service, churches are automatically tax exempt. Churches are reverenced in the United States of America because the people feel you must not try to tax the Creator, God Almighty. Also, in a secular sense, the people of this nation do not burden those who are protecting the spiritual health of its people with taxation. There is never a requirement by the IRS that any church seek, apply for, or obtain an official letter of tax exempt status — you ARE exempt from reporting and taxation. Any CPA will inform you of this law and constitutional status of churches.