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Companion website: "Separation of Church and State Law Blog" (left click to go directly to blog) - this website has many articles and audio teachings concerning the issue of separation of church and state.

God did not leave the subject of church organization up for grabs. After all, "Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it." He likens the church to His bride and wife. He is very concerned with "sanctify[ing] and cleans[ing] His churches with the washing of water by the word." He desires to be the only Head of the spiritual body which is His church. He lays out His principles for church organization in the Bible. Tragically, those principles have not been studied and applied in most American churches. Most churches have dishonored their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and placed themselves at least partially under another head. They have done this by intentionally becoming "legal entities" through various means provided by the civil government. Corporations, charitable trusts, unincorporated associations, and corporations sole are legal, not spiritual, entities. In addition they apply for Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, thereby submitting to futher control and definition by the civil government. They do this in spite of the fact that they are protected from such devises by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as well as state constitutions and statutes.

The Bible lays down preeminent principles for individual, family, church, and civil governments. Church and state law is primarily concerned with (1) the biblically ordained principles regarding the relationships between church and state, God and church, and God and state and (2) the applicaiton of those principles by churches. To understand those God-ordained relationships, a believer must first learn the biblical principles for each type of government (individual, family, church, and state), its God-given jurisdiction, the relationship God desires each to have with Him, and the relationship of each with each of the others including the relationship He desires between churches and civil government or state. Once a believer understands the foundational law and precepts in the Word of God, he must - in order to glorify God - gain a good knowledge of history and law in light of Scripture in order to be able to fight the spiritual warfare "against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." He must put on the whole armor of God which includes "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

The purpose of this website is to provide resources for the believer to become biblically, historically, and legally knowledgeable about the issue of church organization. The author is always open to constructive debate conducted in a Christian manner. To fully understand the issues, one must first master the biblical principles. Next he must understand the historical and legal facts that are needed to apply those principles. This website will give you the biblical, historical, and legal information you need.

The Word of God speaks of sins of ignorance and presumptious sins (See Nu. 15.24-36). Hosea 4 and other Bible passages reveal that God takes a dim view of willful ignorance. I have known for several years that many pastors and churches reject the truth concerning separation of church and state; but recently the Holy Spirit suddenly turned a bright light on the answer to a dilemma that has puzzled me for a long time. Suddenly, after a conversation I had with a charismatic young missionary, I realized with amazing clarity and great remorse that a lot of men of God who have graduated from Bible colleges and seminaries, who are on fire for the Lord, and who have a great burden for the souls of men have no understanding of critical biblical issues regarding the subjugation of churches to the state; therefore, they resort to human devises and reasoning when considering the organization of churches. This lack of knowledge is not their fault. The professors and pastors they depended upon to teach important biblical principles failed them. Most or all of those professors and pastors were never taught the truth in these matters. This lack of knowledge is doing great damage to authentic churches, the winning of souls, and the cause of Christ.

By submitting to another head, American churches have betrayed God whether they know it or not. Even if they have not been willfully ignorant, they have failed God in that they have not added to their faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge temperance, to temperance patience, to patience godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity (see II Pe. 1.4-5). In polluting God’s churches to any degree, pastors and churches fall short in all these attributes. Again, this is not necessarily their fault. Those entrusted with their biblical education, those who supposedly are the spirit filled scholars, have let them, and their Savior and Lord, down by not meditating upon the biblical principles of separation of church and state. As a result, many of God’s Bible believing churches are failing to one degree or another and many are falling (See II Pe. 1.1-10). “For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins [F]or if ye do these things, ye shall never fall” (II Pe. 1. 8-10b).

The idea that I am saved and now have my fire insurance or, said another way, I am saved and I'm going to heaven no matter what, has had dire consequences. The Bible teaches much more than eternal security. Christians should be advancing, as is Satan, on all fronts in spiritual warfare—individual, family, church, and civil government. Many men of God are not equipped to fight the spiritual battles against “principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ep. 6.12). They have not put on the whole armor of God—they have not taken the whole “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ep. 6.17). They may be practicing biblical principle in the conduct of their individual and family lives and in winning souls, but they are not fighting on all fronts. Their “loins [are not] girt about with the truth” (Ep. 6.14a) concerning some preeminent biblical doctrines. As a result, Satan has done an “end around” and surrounded them; they do not realize that heresy is widespread in “Bible believing” churches; and they do not know why sin and gross immorality engulf individuals, families, churches, and society in general.

Companion website: "Separation of Church and State Law Blog" (left click to go directly to blog) - this website has many articles and audio teachings concerning the issue of separation of church and state.