real logic wrote: ... Nothing wrong with making assertions, churches need to opt out of 501c3 if there are in it, but at this point there is no evidence that what you posted, that pastors are being silenced due to IRS code, is accurate.
Please post your study or survey as to your factual claim so that myself and others can be corrected of misguided conclusions. Thank you.
"On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention."
A church that is 501c3 cannot choose sides, per se.
I've read both books. 501 c3 social get- togethers where members pay a 10 percent income tax to quasi professionals who are servants of the state and in general, the federal government, probably have never heard of this idea called the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates.
English: Flaming Lucifer finds Mankind, I say: Oh Lucifer, who will never be defeated, The Christ, the Son of yours, which came back from the dead, and shed his peaceful light to the human race, and he liveth, and reigneth, in the ages of the ages.
This has (probably) nothing to do with stupidity. Atheists are going after a market segment to sell their product the way protestant christians have been doing since Billy Sunday to today's televangelists.
Without having to go out on a limb, there will be books (ebooks) written for black atheists and then black authors to follow. Then video blogs and ultimately a show or even a cable station. Some already have stations but they are mostly white run.
Scott McMahan wrote: Once again: "Harris is in town promoting...his new book" - someone promoting a new book IS NOT NEWS!!!
I agree and disagree. True, dog bites man is NOT news--man bites dog IS.
I think this is and has been the situation since advertisng became full blown at the turn of the 20th century. News is determined by "newsmakers" and we dumb consumers have to waste our time reminding others what should be 'paid attention' to.
Daniel Boorstin wrote an excellent book called, The Image, where I believe he coined the term, "PSEUDO-EVENT."
"Divorce is now the scandal of the evangelical conscience." - - -
The scandal has and always been, as Kierkegaard has pointed out in his Attack Upon Christendom, ORGANIZED RELIGION CONTROLLED BY PAID PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE SELF-PROCLAIMED GATEKEEPERS OF A CULT OF SANCTIFIED MEN WHO CONFORMED TO THE BELIEFS OF SOME SEMINARY AND WHO TRULY BELIEVE THEY HAVE THE DUTY TO TELL OTHERS HOW TO LIVE.
Mr. Mohler, your opinions are not needed. Jesus did not die so people like you could live the American dream by establishing yourself as someone who is needed to keep others in line and jsutifying your salary by writing TWADDLE. This fraternity of yours, called evangelical, is no different than any other exclusive society like freemasons.
from article: "I have an incredible heart for broken people," he said. "I think we're qualified to hold people's hands" in times of trouble.
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Pay me, and I will do this for you--but I am not your therapist nor am I going to give you advice. Rather, I am going to relieve you of your personal responsibility of prayer to your Heavenly Father and ask for things on your behalf. Please understand, if your situation does not improve, it is YOUR fault. I am the professional and I can only do so much. Then why pay me you ask? Well, ever since the late 1800s people have PAID men who claim to be "called by god" to tell them what they want to hear. This is what makes our American gospel unique.
I get rich and I will pray that your income increases. When yours does, mine does also.
Beautiful isn't it?
Besides, what else am I supposed to do for money? Be a greeter at Walmart?
from article: â€śHis simple and entirely biblical doctrine of seed faith was not some unusual or bizarre idea from the edge of Christianity,â€ť asserted [Mark] Rutland. â€śJesus himself said give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together and running over." - - -
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: - - -
In verse 38, "WHAT" does Jesus say to "GIVE."
The entire chapter is referring to a forgiving and loving heavenly Father who Jesus is Himself. It is NOT TALKING ABOUT MONEY but rather MERCY and FORGIVENESS and due respect to your fellow human beings.
Of course, that doesn't mean we overlook SIN. No, we humble ourselves and ASK to be forgiven and ASK and keep ASKING for true judgment.