For American churches experiencing some angst over what to do about preserving their precious State-sanctioned 501(c)(3) status, I respectfully offer for your consideration this simple, foolproof, and utterly biblical solution to the 501(c)(3) problem:
Stop licensing/regulating church speech in accordance with standards imposed by the American State.
Stop encouraging the ludicrous and dangerous notion that the State should have any role in regulating or censoring the speech of the church, even if the State has thankfully not acted on this presumed power…yet.
Stop filtering or agreeing to filter your preaching for a tax break from the American State.
Repent of the unbiblical covenant that would have preaching from church pulpits regulated by the State.
Start serving the King without State-imposed filters or limits, and let the tax brackets fall where they may.
That is all.
[This post was edited in August of 2018 to more concisely and accurately address its subject. Thanks for your interest in these things! – SAB]
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