Coming Soon…

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. It’s no secret that most churches, Christian colleges, ministries, seminaries, etc. are dependent upon tax benefits, including everything from salaries to property and buildings. The question is, should they be? Consider this, losing tax exemption could drive many Christian churches “out of business.” Let that sink in for a minute. Since last week’s Democratic event many Christian blogs and vlogs have since reacted with cries of religious freedom, discrimination, and the reiteration that churches cannot and will not compromise on upholding the “values of traditional marriage” and LGBTQ issues. The problem is, I’ve only been able to find very little (if any) replies questioning why “the Church” is in bed with the State anyway.
Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.

Mark 12:17
Unfortunately, many have been marveling at this statement for the last 2000 years.

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Comments

  1. Local churches are not exempt from federal taxation because they filed under 501(c)3; they are exempt from federal taxation by default under 508(c)3. The other provision is for tax deduction filing of para-church ministries and to provide exemption from state taxation of churches in a few states with predatory tax laws.

  2. Good info, thanks.

    Do you think that the outcries (some are below) that has occurred over this is much-a-do about nothing? Or I wonder if the proposed plan to remove tax-exemption affects both 501 and 508?

    My primary point in posting this is not so much about the tax code, rather the fact that a local church has little business being involved with the state at all. What concern is it of the government, 501 or 508 aside, whether I want to meet with other believers?

    https://albertmohler.com/2019/10/14/the-cultural-left-bares-its-teeth-an-open-threat-to-churches-and-christians-who-hold-to-biblical-conviction

    https://www.dennyburk.com/presidential-candidate-promises-draconian-crackdown-on-religious-liberty/

    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/no-obvious-answer-christian-colleges-responding-lgbtq-regulations/

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