When this attack is used in politics, it usually comes up when the subject is gay rights, abortion, education, and other topics. It is often used to convince those who have a differing opinion about the moral or ethical state of the subject and is used to try to convince one group of people, Christians, that they cannot express their opinion without trying to "impose their personal religious beliefs on others", so, they just need to sit down and shut up.
This comes in part by non-Christians trying to define what and who a Christian is. As Christians, we know the answer, the true definition of "Christian." A Christian is someone who has FREELY ACCEPTED Jesus Christ as their PERSONAL SAVIOR. It is the "Person" we "Choose" to put our "FAITH" in. It is not a group thing. It is not something someone can "say" they believe just in case it turns out to be true. Christianity cannot be "imposed" on anyone by the very definition of "Christian."
There are people all over the world, of all religions, or of no religion, who believe that the gay lifestyle is wrong. That "marriage" has a definition which virtually the entire world has recognized for centuries. Protecting un-born children has been a goal of societies for centuries regardless of religion or the lack thereof. Evolution and Creation are theories that have been debated for all of time, but only recently has one side decided that the debate is over.
Even within the realm of Christianity there can be disagreement on these and other issues. Yet, only those holding a specific opinion are discounted. Only Christians who stand against gay marriage or abortion or other current hot topics are told to "sit down and shut up" while proponents of gay marriage or abortion who are also Christians are welcomed with open arms into the camp.
The next time you express your moral or ethical opinion about an issue, don't let anyone convince you that you need to "sit down and shut up" and stop trying to "impose Christianity on others." It isn't possible. Stand up and voice your opinion, and your VOTE, on moral and ethical issues.
In the gospel of Matthew we read that one of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating, noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."
Disobedience is the main problem in the church today. When King Saul tried to justify himself to the prophet Samuel after disobeying the Lord, Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."
If God rejected King Saul for disobedience, only fools would believe that God would spare America. Christians don't understand that Jesus Christ is the center of the universe, not them, it is not all about them, but rather it is all about God, and the advancement of His Kingdom. Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. Christians must first deny themselves, and then they must follow Jesus Christ by obeying all of His Commandments written in His word the Bible, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Then, and only then, they will be able to love their neighbors as themselves.
Surveys obtained from U.S. Religious Affiliation, and Organizational Reporting confirms that 74 % of Americans are Self-Professed Christians attending thousands of churches all across the land, but it all amounts to ritualistic religious mumble jumble, a stench in God’s nostrils. God says, “my watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark. They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough, they are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain.” Otherwise they would have immediately overturned the legalization of Premeditated Murder on Demand, Divorce, Euthanasia, and Same Sex Marriage, and they would have dealt very severely with those usurpers of the U.S. Constitution.
In 1954, the ruthless 36th President of the United States of America, Lyndon B. Johnson, then Senator of Texas, and company, usurped the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads in part “CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION…and introduced a devious amendment to the IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Code, thus establishing the United States National Church of Secular Humanism, in order to silence the Church of Jesus Christ by eliminating the significant influence it had up until that moment in shaping moral public policy, in affecting legislation, and in addressing moral issues in opposition to government legalized abominations. Today’s 99.9 % of America’s Christian mainline churches are being gagged under the IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Code, therefore America has lost her godly voice, and anything goes.
President Obama stated, “ The United States is no longer a Christian nation" Obama couldn’t have made a truer statement, or you could say, Obama hit the nail right on the head. The Lord is truly amazed to see how easily Churches proclaim the name of Jesus Christ, but they are unwilling to follow Him. Chances are the Church you attend, and tithe faithfully every Sunday is the gagged underling of the U.S. National Church of Secular Humanism, through the IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Code.
If that is the case Jesus Christ is not your Lord, but Satan is, and your money is not used for the advancement of God’s Kingdom, it is used instead for the advancement of Satan’s kingdom, who is rebuilding the tower of Babel or One World Government with a mayor helping hand from the Clergymen of America whose tentacles are firmly wrapped around the major cities of the world, where the lucre is. One Pastor in particular likes to brag about his National, and International Radio, and Television Ministry, which he does not control, neither does Christ.
Most Christians eat Saints on Sundays, and excrete devils from Monday to Saturday, and they love to hide inside Temples of hypocrisy in order to have their ears tickled, and their egos massaged by unscrupulous self- glorified Clergymen, as they wait in vain for the rapture, which is only a ruse of greedy men used to mesmerize, control, and fleece the sheeple, while providing wicked men lurking in the shadows the opportunity to legalize more government sponsored abominations. Especially now that they have been emboldened for their success in legalizing Same Sex Marriage. There is nothing to prevent these perverts from marrying mere children as soon as they succeed in lowering the age of consent, through NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association
America is in an irrevocable path to perdition, at the present rate of moral decay the Wicked Fools soon will succeed in legalizing Pedophilia, the act of an adult engaging in sexual activities with a child or children, followed by Incest, the act of engaging in sexual activities between persons closely related, and Bestiality, the act of engaging in sexual relations with an animal or animals, and they may even manage to legalize Necrophilia, the act of engaging in sexual relations with a corpse.
The Clergy of the American Revolution did not hesitate to attack the great political, and social evils of the day, unlike today’s counterparts who are responsible for the cultural breakdown of America, that came about as a result of preaching the watered down version of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and they have also trashed the legacy of the religious freedom handed down by the Founding Fathers, and exchanged the precious blood of the lamb for a get rich quick scam. 501c3 controlled Christian Leaders and Pastors of America are all going down the annals of history as the greatest betrayers of Jesus Christ since the creation of the world, paling even the betrayal of Judah’s Iscariot.
The Church in America is like a boxer facing his opponent with his arms tied behind his back, he is only a punching bag unable to defend himself, let alone win, that is why in the last sixty years the wicked succeeded in legalizing one godless abomination after the other.
In 1947, the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in Everson v. Board of Education, hijacked the Legislative Branch in violation of the U.S. Constitution, and legislated into law a made-up wall of separation between Church and State, and the Christian Clergy of America did not even let out a tiny peep.
In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court Justices legislating from the bench in violation of the U.S. Constitution, and declared the Bible, and Prayer Recitation unconstitutional, and immediately were removed from Public Schools all across America, and the Christian Clergy of America did not even twitch an eyelid.
Then in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court Justices legislating from the bench in violation of the U.S. Constitution, imposed on the Citizens of America, “Legalized Premeditated Murder on Demand,” and as usual the Christian Clergy of America remained muted.
Then came Clinton’s executive order that glorifies, and imposes Sodomites, Lesbians, and Transgender into Public Education, and into the Workforce. The Clergy choose totolerate these falsities because they fear man, rather than fear God. Not wanting to appear controversial, and hurt someone’s feelings, and once more as predictable as the sun, the Christian Clergy of America compelled also by greed, once more they played out their blind, and dumb act.
If America is to be saved from her impending doom, the great physician must be welcomed back into America, unrestrained. There is no time to waste. EVERY CHRISTIANS HAS THE GOD GIVEN MANDATE TO FORSAKE ANY CHURCH GAGGED UNDER THE IRS 501c3 TAX-EXEMPT CODE. Today, most pastors will say they believe the church should not be involved in politics because they are "not called to do so." They frequently quote the great commission of Jesus Christ “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” but, in order to justify themselves they purposely conceal the second half of Jesus command that says “and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
The truth is, churches gagged under the IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status, they cannot legally endorse or contribute to political candidates, they cannot campaign for specific legislation, and they cannot legislate against government legalized abominations such as Premeditated Murder on Demand, Same Sex Marriage, Sodomy, Divorce, and Euthanasia because they are legally forbidden to become directly involved in the political process since they have waived their Constitutional rights in order to receive 501c3 Tax- Exempt Status from the Internal Revenue Service.
The church is conjoined with the U.S. Government under 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status, and the overwhelming majority of Christians leaders, refuse to accept this fact. The church is closely aligned with the beast. The Bible teaches at the end times, the harlot woman riding on the beast of government will seduce the church. She is named MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. True believers are command to come out of her. Revelation 18, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues”
Did the church ever need to request authorization from the Government to remain tax-exempt? Were churches prior to 1954 taxable? No, the IRS recognizes that churches are Tax-Exempt. The following is taken from page 3 of the IRS Tax Guide for Churches
Publication 1828 (Rev. 6-2008) Catalog Number 21096G.“Churches that meet the requirements of IRC section 501c3 are automatically considered tax-exempt, and are not required to apply for, and obtain recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS.”
Not only it is completely unnecessary for any Christian Church to seek IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status, but also any church that obtains that favor, must surrender her voice to the authority and control of the IRS. In the words of Steve Nestor, IRS Sr. Revenue Officer (ret.): “I am not the only IRS employee who’s wondered why churches go to the government and seek permission to be exempted from a tax they didn’t owe to begin with, and to seek IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status that they’ve always had anyway. Many of us have marveled at how church leaders want to be regulated and controlled by an agency of government that most Americans have prayed would just get out of their lives. Churches are in an amazingly unique position, but they don’t seem to know or appreciate the implications of what it would mean to be free of government control.”
Jesus Christ is Sovereign, and above all. Jesus is the head of His Body the Church, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. Therefore, the Body of Christ cannot be the underling of the State. The Church must be free to operate independently to the secular government. The Church is the institution ordained and established by Jesus Christ, who Himself is the head. There is no place in the Holy Scriptures where it says that Jesus Christ has delegated His authority to the secular government to govern in the affairs of His Church.
Again, Christians must sound the alarm loud and clear, and respond with utmost urgency, but it may be too late, since most Christians are the brainwashed products of the failed public education system, which began in 1963. The only way to free the church from Satan’s grip is for Christians to leave their churches in droves if there are no signs of repentance from the Clergy. The entire Nation ought to get down on its knees in repentance, and beg God for His forgiveness for betraying Jesus Christ for the last 60 years. But mass repentance of national proportion is very doubtful. Brace yourself, America may have passed the point of no return, and compelled by the law of godlessness it must continue in its spiritual descent into certain doom.