Signs Of The Times: Donald Trump Want To Give Power Back To The Churches But Question Which Churches??

Reader, who first put this anti-Johnson Amendment stuff in Donald Trump head? Where it come from? In what world do we think it's a good idea to allow our tithes to be used to support political candidates and for churches to become openly partisan political operations? Is there a faster way to turn God's house from a house of prayer into a den of thieves?

The Johnson Amendment to the IRS tax code grants tax-exempt status for churches with a restriction on political activity. Tax-exempt status is a privilege, not a right and if churches want to be involved in politics, they need to give up their tax-exempt status, it's as simple as that. "you can't have your cake and eat it too".
 Anyhow, in an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump wants to see Christian pastors speak more boldly from the pulpit because as he sees it, “the church has to have more power.” He’s referring to the passage of The Johnson Amendment in which the U.S. tax code was altered so that tax-exempt organizations (like churches in many instances) would not be allowed to endorse or oppose political candidates. Trump says the federal government should never have done that. “They’ve taken a lot of the power away from the church. I want to give power back to the church. … Christianity is really being chopped; little by little it’s being taken away.”
According to The Southern Poverty Law Center, if the Johnson Amendment were overturned:
 "[P]astors would be able to endorse candidates from the pulpit, which they’re currently not allowed to do by law. But it’s also true that a lot more money could possibly flow into politics via donations to churches and other religious organizations. That could mean religious groups would become much more powerful political forces in American politics—and it would almost certainly tee up future court battles."
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  1. From a prophetic perspective this will backfire and bring on greater persecution. There is no turning back time to the 1950s. We are near the end of the age; nearer than most in the pulpits seem to know. If the next Presidential Administration doesn't usher in the New World Order and the Reign of the Global antichrist, the one after this one will.

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    1. This amendment does not prevent individual speech. It is needed to ensure churches don't have too much power. Why? Because we are not a theocracy. No church has ever lost its tax exempt status as a result of this amendment. Religious extremist want it gone so they can try to have religion take over government.

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    2. I like what The Forerunner had to say about this on his periscope. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1YqKDjQWQaDJV

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  2. IRS Tax Code 508c1a clearly states that all Churches and Synagogues are exempt. If said group of people meeting weekly and are performing activities that would meet the definition of what a church is, then they are exempt. It's a total waste of time what they're doing because we already have the freedom to do so. Really all that needs to happen is for any Church with a 501c3 status to let it dissolve and just continue being a Church. The Catholic Church is not a 501c3, its overseen by the Vatican which is a CityState, so why should any other Protestant Church be different???

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  3. They might as well do it cause your White Evangelical Churches are doing it anyway. Passing out materials with Republican candidates on it in there churches, Telling there congregations to vote the constitution not Clinton, They believe that only they truly have a connection to GOD cause he's White in there eyes, They believe all Republican's are the Savior's for the World they are the pure in heart, The White Evangelical want Trump in there pockets. Right now they don't have him. That's right I said it they don't. He is a RADICAL WILD OUT OF CONTROL MAN LOOSE CANNON. They really want him to FAIL so MIKE can get in there . They can control him. Trump will be Impeached in less than 2 years. The Republican Party will be in a Turmoil. God is not pleased with the U S A. They have turned there back on God. I am praying that Same-Sex Marriage be over turned. There are going to be some good things that Trump will get done that God will get the Glory. Like it or Not Trump is the POTUS. I am Republican that voted for Clinton. I belong to a Black Church. But I refuse to support anyone that talks Hatred, Narcissistic, Discard, Racist, Rapist, UnGodly,Disrespectful to all men and women.

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  4. They might as well do it cause your White Evangelical Churches are doing it anyway. Passing out materials with Republican candidates on it in there churches, Telling there congregations to vote the constitution not Clinton, They believe that only they truly have a connection to GOD cause he's White in there eyes, They believe all Republican's are the Savior's for the World they are the pure in heart, The White Evangelical want Trump in there pockets. Right now they don't have him. That's right I said it they don't. He is a RADICAL WILD OUT OF CONTROL MAN LOOSE CANNON. They really want him to FAIL so MIKE can get in there . They can control him. Trump will be Impeached in less than 2 years. The Republican Party will be in a Turmoil. God is not pleased with the U S A. They have turned there back on God. I am praying that Same-Sex Marriage be over turned. There are going to be some good things that Trump will get done that God will get the Glory. Like it or Not Trump is the POTUS. I am Republican that voted for Clinton. I belong to a Black Church. But I refuse to support anyone that talks Hatred, Narcissistic, Discard, Racist, Rapist, UnGodly,Disrespectful to all men and women.

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  5. Miss Ann,

    As believers, I think we misinterpret the WORD of God when it comes to Church. God’s church, that is. Scripture has confirmed that the church of God is not made with human hands (2 Corinthians 5:1).

    Before Moses was to die, he sang to the children of Israel (the song of Moses): “Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Deuteronomy 32:1 – 4. Psalms 62:2 and Psalm 95:1 are other examples that pronounce God to be the Rock (of salvation).

    Jesus Christ told Simon Peter, after Peter had correctly answered Jesus’ question (You are the Christ); “…for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee… upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:16-18). This, in my opinion, is a declaration from the Son of God, that God’s church will be built on God, who is the Rock and no other. And we, through our faith in Jesus Christ, as individuals make up the body of Christ for he is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18) and we are the temples (1 Corinthians 3:16).

    We have already established, using scripture, on this blog, that Christ our Lord cannot be involved in politics. He even called king Herod, a fox (Luke 13:32). So what concord hath Christ with Belial? (2 Corinthians 6:15 - 16). None!

    If the “church leaders” want to be powerful via politics, let them go ahead. But they should know that they are leading institutions and NOT the church of the living God. True believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have separated themselves (Numbers 16:21, Jeremiah 51:45, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Revelation 18:4) from this mess and have purposed to live according to the precepts of God.

    The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want…

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    1. Anonymous what are you talking about? I'm a Christian pastor- have been for 10 years. The Johnson Amendment has never muzzled me- nor has it muzzled any pastor with any integrity.

      It's essentially unenforceable, anyway, and the IRS has only ever enforced it once. The 1st Amendment guarantees the freedom of speech by everyone.

      ADF has been sponsoring "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" ever year for several years (in which I haven't participated- every Sunday is Pulpit Freedom Sunday at my church) daring and practically begging the IRS to take action against some church for violating the Johnson Amendment. Years. So, far the IRS has refused to enforce it.

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    2. Dear Christian Pastor,

      The God that I serve is LORD overall. He reigns in eternity, the Government is upon his shoulders (Isaiah 9:6).

      He has declared in His WORD that His kingdom is NOT of this world (John 18:36). And like I pointed out above, we who have believed on the name above all names are not affected by mere political decisions, amendments, etc. We are outside of the camp (Hebrews 13:13-14).

      Revelation 18:15 "...The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."

      So since his kingdom is established, I only have to live according to His commandments and meditate upon his WORD; line upon line, precept upon precept (Isaiah 28:7-10). No worldly government politics can deter me. My God is the Bishop and Shepherd of my soul.(1 Peter 2:25).

      Please note: the WORD of God is for your life, preservation, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. (Psalm 119).

      The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want...

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  6. Since when Trump learned to PRAY and has a relationship with the Holy Spirit to give POWER to the Church? Who bewitched you, silly folks? Stop playing church.

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  7. Good one...NOT HAPPY! I already commented that Trump WILL succumb to the SAME anti-Christ Spirit that they (Bush, Obama, Clinton, and on and on) all fall prey to. Nothing will happen to Hillary with her LIEING, CORRUPT self....WHATEVER!! Listen, after all this THROWING MUD throughout the election period, NOW, all of a sudden the Clintons are GOOD PEOPLE. REALLY? As well as Hillary's Acceptance Speech toward Trump. HA! HA! Are you kidding me, BUT, what else is she supposed to do RIGHT??. Have you read what the Book of Proverbs says about FLATTERY. Church, come on, that's what they DO. Someone has commented that the Government is not a "safe haven" for Christianity....SO TRUE! Please GET THIS...PUT "NOT" "NOT" "NOT" YOUR TRUST IN MAN (anti-Christ people). They will SWINDLE/CON/FLATTER/LIE all the time. My prayer is that the TRUE CHURCH will stay alert. In Christ Alone, RLR.

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  8. So it was alright for pastors endorse Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama from their pulpits and even inviting them to speak to their congregation? I'm starting to see a double standard trend going on... if it's wrong it's wrong no matter who it is.

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