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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue II Apr/Jun 2016

 

News of Interest

Dixon Oaxaca 

Rev. Greg A. Dixon participating in a service at the Independent Baptist Church in Oaxaca, Mexico in early March

 

Pastor Roan.

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida

 New Testament Baptist Church
April 18-19, 2016
Host Pastor - Bill Roan
2805 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33909

National UBF Meeting
October 17-19, 2016 TBA

Will the churches in America be destroyed through regulation and taxation?

More Roman Catholic Leaders Covering Up Pedophilia

WHAT'S INSIDE

Why No American Should Vote for Ted Cruz

Is Trump's Campaigner Really Guilty of a Crime?

Somerset Pastor-Author-Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida April 18-19

Resolution on Immigration

The Day I Held Nancy Reagan's Hand

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
New Testament Churches
In the area of church polity
For information go to
http://biblicallawcenter.com/what-to-do

Marriage Covenant
Or
Marriage License

Get your all in one Marriage Packet
It includes a booklet explaining the Covenant from a Biblical viewpoint, an actual Marriage Covenant, and a church birth certificate along with some other documents. All of this for a suggested gift of $12 which includes postage and handling. It will be sent by return mail.

Mail your gift by check or M.O. to Temple Books
P.O. Box II
Indianapolis, IN 46206

 

The day I held Nancy Reagan’s Hand

Nancy Reagan 

Nancy Reagan

It was a beautiful warm day in 1980, and hard to believe, thirty-five years ago, when I held another man’s wife by the hand. And of all things that woman was actually Nancy Reagan, the wife of the man who had just been nominated by the Republican’s to be their standard bearer for President of the United States of America, none other than Ronald Reagan.

I had really never thought much about it until listening to all of the pundits talk about Nancy on this, the day of her death. So when I thought about me, just one of, “the folks”, as Bill O’Reilly calls us, holding hands with Nancy Reagan, I thought, Wow! I need to let my grandkids know about this. Also maybe I should let my wife know about the incident after all of these years, though I am sure I told her at the time.

Ok, I won’t keep you waiting any longer; it was In Indianapolis at the State Capitol at an outside rally when Jerry Falwell was touring the State Capitols of America with a large singing group in Patriotic “God Save America Rallies” with the idea of getting out the Christian vote to send Ronald Reagan to the White House. There was a large crowd of pastors, Christians, conservatives, Republicans and just interested folks, and media, lots of media. All of the important politicians were there too. Apparently Nancy Reagan was meeting Jerry and his group at some of these rallies, at least she was at the one in Indianapolis. Jerry had the power in those days. His name was magic. In that I was the State Chairman of the Moral Majority in Indiana and the National Secretary, I was given a place of honor which put me standing next to Nancy Reagan.

At one point in the Program Jerry said that we were going to sing God Bless America and at about half way through the song, Jerry asked everyone to take the hand of the person next to them and raise them high in the air and sing the next verse, so I took Nancy by the hand, and we raised our hands together, and we sang with everyone else, God Bless America.

 

 

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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue II Apr/Jun 2016

 

News of Interest

Dixon Oaxaca 

Rev. Greg A. Dixon participating in a service at the Independent Baptist Church in Oaxaca, Mexico in early March

 

Pastor Roan.

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida

 New Testament Baptist Church
April 18-19, 2016
Host Pastor - Bill Roan
2805 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33909

National UBF Meeting
October 17-19, 2016 TBA

Will the churches in America be destroyed through regulation and taxation?

More Roman Catholic Leaders Covering Up Pedophilia

WHAT'S INSIDE

Why No American Should Vote for Ted Cruz

Is Trump's Campaigner Really Guilty of a Crime?

Somerset Pastor-Author-Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida April 18-19

Resolution on Immigration

The Day I Held Nancy Reagan's Hand

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
New Testament Churches
In the area of church polity
For information go to
http://biblicallawcenter.com/what-to-do

Marriage Covenant
Or
Marriage License

Get your all in one Marriage Packet
It includes a booklet explaining the Covenant from a Biblical viewpoint, an actual Marriage Covenant, and a church birth certificate along with some other documents. All of this for a suggested gift of $12 which includes postage and handling. It will be sent by return mail.

Mail your gift by check or M.O. to Temple Books
P.O. Box II
Indianapolis, IN 46206

 

Is Trump’s Campaign Manager Really Guilty of a Crime?

 Corey Lewandowsky 

By Dr. Greg J. Dixon 

(Editors note—We are not passing judgment on this case, only trying to show how the so-called “Law” is being misused.)

Florida police have charged Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter Michelle Fields.  The only thing I am going to say about this at this point is that I get a little weary of the false information that the “experts” feed us, at times, over the news/entertainment programs such as the O’Reilly Factor and other programs of this type.  On March 30 there was a lawyer on explaining what it takes to charge someone with the crime of battery in Florida.  He didn’t even read the law correctly.  The moderator, filling in for Bill, asked him if it required only “touching” as well as more aggressive contact.  The lawyer said that it did require “touching” them; which is tragically correct.  The attorney also said that it didn’t require “intent”.  Well I will let you the reader be the judge of his statement on “intent”, whether you are an attorney or not.  Following is the statue on simple battery in Florida.

“The crime of Simple Battery or Misdemeanor Battery is defined under Section 784.03, Florida Statutes. In Florida, the term battery means: Any actual and intentional touching or striking of another person against that person's will (non-consensual), or The intentional causing of bodily harm to another person.”

I think anyone with a second grade education can see that it says, “Any actual and intentional touching or striking of another person, etc.”

There was a time when all laws carried the “intentional” clause, but now in federal tax fraud cases, they have removed the intent clauses and many people have lost all of their possessions and many have gone to prison because of this.

In my opinion the word “touch” should also be changed to “continued touching such as hard poking.”  This law is being abused.  I touched a federal officer once by accident, a female. She filed a federal charge of battery against me.  If my secretary had not been present in the church office, and testified on my behalf, I would have been in serious trouble. So I know how arbitrary these laws can be used against you.

The trial lawyers get these laws passed to line their own pockets.  In fact the attorney on The Factor said that the courts in Miami/Dade County, Florida are clogged because of the Simple Battery law. Now we can understand why the Lord Jesus said, “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” (Lk 11:52)

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THE TRUMPET

Vol. XXIII - Issue I Jan/Mar 2016

 

News of Interest

IBT Building 

Bro. Mario Cruz is the new pastor of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church.  His Father in law Pedro Ramirez died recently of a heart attack at fifty years old.  Mario has taken his place.   Pastor Greg A. Dixon took part in his installation service.

 

UBF Meeting February 22-23.

Midwinter UBF Meeting

Unregistered Baptist Fellowship
February 22-23, 2016

Victory Baptist Church

500 SW 9th St.

Okeechobee, Florida 34974

Johnny Jarriel, Host Pastor

 UBF Meeting

Pastors at UBF meeting  Victory Baptist Church in Paducah Oct. 19-21, 2015

Feb. 15th Marks 15th Anniversary of IBT Raid

History of Tax Exemption in America

WHAT'S INSIDE

Victorious church or faithful church – Baldwin answer

To God be the Glory – Personal blessings

Pastor Greg A. Dixon’s November Trip to Mexico

Mid-Winter UBF Meeting Feb. 22-23 Okeechobee, FL

Graham agrees, Muslims should be banned

ITEMS OF NOTE

Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

The Trumpet Archives

Biblical Law Center
Helping Churches
Since 1984

To organize or reorganize churches
To leave the IRS 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt
Scheme and become non-taxable
New Testament Churches
In the area of church polity
For information go to
http://biblicallawcenter.com/what-to-do

Marriage Covenant
Or
Marriage License

Get your all in one Marriage Packet
It includes a booklet explaining the Covenant from a Biblical viewpoint, an actual Marriage Covenant, and a church birth certificate along with some other documents. All of this for a suggested gift of $12 which includes postage and handling. It will be sent by return mail.

Mail your gift by check or M.O. to Temple Books
P.O. Box II
Indianapolis, IN 46206

The History of Tax-Exemption in America

By Dr. Greg J. Dixon

Unregistered Baptist Fellowship – Paducah, KY – Oct. 19-21, 2015

The very title of this message is proof that something has gone awry with the religious clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution for the United States of America which says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…;”

Taxes

First you notice that this originally meant to apply only to the federal jurisdiction, Washington, D.C. and its territories, not the states.  Next it was to restrict Congress, which was the law making agency for that area of government.  Then this right was to be inalienable, which means that it is a natural right, unalterable, unchangeable by law (Congress) “NO law”.  Only “We the People” can change it by amendment, through the amending process, not through the Supreme Court, Presidential Executive Orders, or any other alphabet soup agency of government.  The next word we see is the subject of this amendment which is “religion”.  The original intent of the word “religion” according to the “Annals of Congress,” meant the various denominations within the Christian religion such as Anglican, Presbyterian, Congregational, Methodist, etc.  They also considered independent bodies such as Baptists, Quakers, and Catholics etc. to be within the meaning of the word Denomination also.  If any other religion was extant at that time, even the Muslim religion, they would still be given freedom in the federal jurisdiction, according to John Adams, of course there were none at that time, so he was safe.  So the first part of the Amendment restricted Congress from enacting any laws against “religion.”  Now the second part restricts Congress from prohibiting “religion’s” advancement anywhere in the federal jurisdiction.  “Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”  This means that the gospel can be preached anywhere, at any time, at any place.  Later each state adopted the same wording in their state constitutions, eliminating where necessary State Religion.

No Religious Test

The other area of the Constitution dealing with religion is within the main text itself at Article VI, Paragraph 3.  “…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”  You will notice that this pertains to the office itself, not to the voting public.  Those who go into the voting booth can use any criteria they wish, including the color of the candidate’s hair.   

What Happened?

It has been reported, that as Ben FranklinBlacks was leaving the Constitutional Convention, a lady approached him and said,   ”Mr. Franklin, what have you given us?  Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  Thomas Jefferson said, “Eternal Vigilance” is the price of freedom.”  Obviously, the American people became caught up with such a time of peace and prosperity after the Revolutionary War that they forgot to be vigilant.  Since then there has been a constant erosion of our liberties.  One of the first to forget was the Church Denominations, who sold out almost immediately for their “mess of pottage.”  The first of them was the Anglican Church.  At this time Corporations were in such disdain among the freedom loving American’s that they had to get permission either from the National Congress or state legislatures to form a corporation.  Shortly after the founding of our fledgling Nation, the Anglican Church wanted to incorporate in the federal district, so they petitioned Congress, who was all too happy to accommodate, apparently forgetting the First Amendment.  But James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and Co-Drafter of the Bill of Rights, who was now President, would have none of this, when it came to his desk to sign, on Feb. 21, 1811 he wrote to the House of Representatives the following words: “Having examined and considered the bill entitled ‘An act incorporating the Protestant Episcopal Church of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia,’ I now return the bill to the House of Representatives…”  He went on to explain that the law would be superfluous because of the First Amendment.  Madison also vetoed a bill that would have granted land to a Baptist church in Mississippi.  Other Baptists wrote to him at the time thanking him for taking that stand!  Madison responded to the Baptists with these words, “Among the various Religious Societies in our Country, none have been more vigilant or constant in maintaining that distinction, than the Society which you make a part, that you are as ready to do so, in a case favoring your brethren, as in other cases.”

The fact that a church calling itself a New Testament church would accept tax-exemption is proof in itself that all understanding of the First Amendment and the Religious Liberty clauses of the various states have either been lost or misunderstood.

According to Black’s Law Dictionary 4th edition EXEMPTION is a “Freedom from a general duty or service: immunity from a general burden, tax, or charge.” This means of course that churches either filing for or accepting tax-exemption is asking for a privilege that others in the community cannot have, therefore creating class strife and animosity against the churches by many.  They are also admitting that the taxing authority is greater than Christ who is the Lord over the church, hence denying the central doctrine of the church, which is the Lordship of Christ (Matt. 28:18-20; Eph. 5:23).  Neither is the church “immune” from taxes.  The word “immune” means – “Exempt; protected by inoculation.”  The Lord’s church is non-taxable.

Early Baptists Understood this Principal

The following is taken from Baptists and the American Tradition by Robert C Newman, Regular Baptist Press, Des Plaines, Illinois.

“Pressures upon the New England Bible commonwealth forced gradual changes in their peculiar form of church-State union. Civil magistrates continued to enforce both tables of the law, which meant the regulations of the religious as well as the civil life of the populace. The magistrates were considered the ‘nursing fathers to the church,’ and as such, they could pass and enforce legislation for tax support of Congregationalism. They could not alter the church’s beliefs and worship, a hated memory of the old days in England. But taxation for church support and the trial of heretics were within their domain. Not until 1728 did Puritan New England exempt Baptists, Anglicans and Quakers from taxation for support of the Standing Order.” Page 24, paragraph 1.

“Being a strong Baptist and an independent, he (Isaac Backus) took care to ascertain beforehand whether or not the Association would wield any control over his local congregation.” Page 33, paragraph 3.

“Religious taxation was the main issue. Backus was the alert leader in this long controversy. He resorted to newspaper attacks against the proposed Constitution for its failure to eliminate taxation to support congregationalism.  He was also opposed to tax exemption for the Baptists.

“Backus was a man of principle. He did not simply contest tax support for the established church, but tax support of any religious body.” Page 32, paragraphs 1 and 2.

In the pamphlet, [Backus] describes punishments, imprisonments and other assorted persecutions directed at various Separates and Separate-Baptists on the part of the New England oligarchy.” Page 36, paragraph 2.

“In 1783 [Backus] wrote A Door Opened for Christian Liberty. In it, he related the persecution of Richard Lee.” Page 36, paragraph 3.

“. . . [Backus] argues that the Head of the Church is Christ and, since there is no earthly head, then to impose one is unbiblical. . . since the above is true, then a government should not govern in religious affairs . . . [Backus] maintained that the ‘end of civil government is the good of the governed.’ Page 37, paragraph 1.

Corporate Churches Cannot Claim to be the Lord’s churches

In the landmark case Hale vs. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 at 74 (1906), the U.S. Supreme Court stated the following regarding corporations:

“Upon the other hand, the corporation is a creature of the State. It is presumed to be incorporated for the benefit of the public. It receives certain special privileges and franchises, and holds them subject to the laws of the State and the limitations of its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It can make no contract not authorized by its charter. Its rights to act as a corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its creation.”

Continuing with Hale vs. Henkel, 201 U.S. 74-75 (1906) the Court also stated regarding corporations:

“There is a clear distinction in this, particularly between an individual and a corporation, and that the latter has no right to refuse to submit its books and papers for examination at the suit of the State. While an individual may lawfully refuse to answer incriminating questions unless protected by an immunity statute, it does not follow that a corporation vested with certain privileges and franchises may refuse to show its hand when charged with an abuse of such privileges.”  Pastor Sileven Ramsey learned this the hard way when he was the pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in Louisville, NE, in 1982.  However for protection, privileges and provisions, all church denominations were incorporated by the mid nineteenth century.

The Supreme Court Destroys the First Amendment

In 1878 (Reynolds v U.S. the Court established for the first time the doctrine that one can believe whatever they wish, but they can’t practice their faith.  This is contrary to scripture, the Apostle James said, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”  And then in 1963 the Warren Court established the conglomerated “Excessive Entanglement doctrine” in Sherbert v Verner.  “In absence of a compelling state interest the government must come up with a means that least burdens religion.”  Most of the time this is a joke.  These decisions are mere accommodations for the government to tolerate corporate religion, not for churches operating under the original intent of the First Amendment.

The Chronology of Tax Exemption

· In 1864 Congress enacted a 6% tax on the value of real estate bestowed on trusts for charitable or public purposes. This is the first time that such language appeared distinguishing “charitable or public purposes.” Congress repealed this and other such taxes in 1870. This law was the precursor of the tax-exempt status for charitable purposes. However, the first income taxes imposed in 1861 didn’t apply to corporations, so there was no need for a special tax-exempt status for charitable organizations yet.

· In 1872 Congress clarified the earlier Act of 1870 by expanding the meaning of the term “charitable” to include “benevolent” and “religious,” making the gift tax exemption of 1870 to extend to non-profit organizations with religious objectives. The list of eligible organizations now includes associations, trustees, societies, and corporations. Please note that we have the word association and societies as referring to religion mentioned for the first time in the tax code. Congress also allows the income tax begun in 1861 to expire after 1871.

· In 1894 Congress enacts the next income tax, and in Section 32 they included corporations. The fourth paragraph of this section contained the next exempt mechanism which included corporations, companies, or associations organized and conducted solely for “charitable, religious, or educational purposes.” This Act was the first to establish a tax on corporations and the first to set categories for exempt organizations. In 1895 the Supreme Court found this tax unconstitutional in the now famous Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan and Trust Co. case.

· In 1909 Congress enacted a special excise tax on doing business by corporations as a halfway measure while waiting the ratification of the 16th Amendment. Section 38 established a condition on the tax-exempt status by adding, “no part of the net income of which inures to the benefit of any private stockholder or individual” after the word “purposes,” This principle becomes the standard for the future and still remains so today. In that this is a corporate tax, no personal deductions for contributions appears at this time.

· In 1913 the 16th Amendment was purportedly ratified, and Congress enacted the income tax in 1916 which, in one form or another, is still with us today. Besides a tax on personal income, this law also included corporations, joint-stock companies or associations, and every insurance company. But the concept of the tax exempt organization was retained, which included any corporation or association organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, or educational purposes. We now have a fourth category of exempt status – “scientific.” Also the statement above concerning inurement was retained. However, no tax deduction for contributions to these tax-exempt organizations had been established yet.

· In 1917 shortly after the start of WWI, Congress passed the War Revenue Act. This Act began the personal deduction for charitable contributions and included corporations and associations organized and operated exclusively for each of the four purposes mentioned above with the addition of “the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.”  Up to 15% of the taxpayer’s taxable net income could be deducted, but only if verified under rules and regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury.

· In 1918 Congress proposed the Revenue Act of 1918 – so named but not passed until 1919 – which included all four of the above mentioned organizations for exemption and specifically added those organizations which existed for the purpose of the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.  So the IRS made a rule the year before to include these groups without any authorization from Congress. Today the IRS calls this activity “rules and procedures” and treats them as fixed law with the same power as if authorized by Congress. Is it also not interesting that we now have a law enacted by the Congress of the U.S. that declares children and animals to have the same legal standing. Obviously the theory of evolution is in high gear by now as official public policy. Another interesting thing about this Act is that “associations” are dropped from the language of both provisions, leaving only “corporations.”  However this had no practical effect on the exemption process in that the Act defined “associations” as virtually a “corporation”. This is very important. (See Sec. 508 of the IRC).  Another change in this Act allowed Trusts to also donate to these tax-exempt organizations at the same 15% limitation.

· In 1921 Congress made several changes to the exemption and deduction provisions of the Act by adding four new categories for the benefit of tax-exempt gifts which were for “literary purposes, community chests, funds, and foundations.”  Another change was to allow contributions “for the use of” tax-exempt organizations, rather than only “to” them.

· In 1924 Congress added “educational trusts” to the list of exempt organizations.

· In 1934 an important change was made by establishing an additional qualification for tax-exempt status and contributions to them. “This change made…the deduction for contributions to an organization a substantial part of whose activities is participation in partisan politics or in carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.” The reason for this Revenue Act, according to its proponents in Congress, was to close loopholes which would result in raising an additional $258 million in otherwise “avoided taxes”.

              On April 2, 1934 Senator Harrison of Mississippi gave the following reason for               adding this condition:

               I may say to the Senate that the attention of the Senate committee was called to the fact that there are certain organizations which are receiving contributions in order to influence legislation and carry on propaganda. The committee thought there ought to be an amendment which would stop that.

· In 1935 Congress made an addition to the law which allowed a deduction for charitable contributions by corporations.    —>                            

· In 1936 Section 101(6) was changed to Section 501(c) (3) of the IRC.

· In 1954 an important change was implemented by Congress, which originated in the Senate from the floor rather than in the committee on Finance. On July 2nd, then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson offered an amendment to Sec. 501(c)(3). L.B.J. believed a private foundation was indirectly contributing to the campaign of one of his political opponents. His amendment added “and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office” directly after the earlier prohibition against influencing legislation. In 1987, the parenthetical phrase “(or in opposition to)” was inserted after “on behalf of.” The effect is clear, the new prohibition against campaigning is stricter than the old one against influencing legislation. The latter prohibits any amount of influence in the political arena, while the former allows a rather uncertain “substantial part”. However they are still using this “substantial part” test today, which shows that they are leaving themselves some wiggle room in the matter of revoking tax-exemptions. Congress also added yet another organization to their stable of State non-taxable entities which now includes “testing for public safety.”

· In 1962 a case that was decided in the Southern District of California (Morey v. Riddell) said that a deduction for contributions to a church should not be denied on the basis that the church “has no distinctive identifying name; that it has no written charter, constitution, by-laws, or operational guide other than the Holy Bible; that it has no permanent headquarters; that it does not maintain comprehensive records; and that its funds are not held in a bank account designated as the church account.” The reason for this is that the church fell within the IRS guide lines as an “unincorporated association” and political activity was not at issue.

· In 1978 IRS director Jerome Kurtz gave a speech in the State of New York in which he gave the 14 point criteria to define a church, and officially established an IRS State Church in America.  They are now included in IRS Publication 1828.  They are as follows:  CHURCH-A distinct legal existence; A recognized creed and form of worship; A formal code of doctrine and discipline; A definite and distinct ecclesiastical government; A distinct religious history; Ordained ministers after completing a prescribed courses of study; A literature of its own; Established places of worship; Regular congregations; Religious services; Sunday schools for the religious instructions of the young; Schools for the preparation of its ministers.  A church would have to meet a substantial number of these to receive tax exemptions and not for profit gifts.

· In 1983 Congress passed the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, which required all churches, which are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to pay FICA (Social Security Taxes) on all employees who receive $100 or more in a calendar year. Later Congress amended the Act to allow an exemption to churches that had never paid the tax.

· May 1995 the IRS officially removes the Tax Exempt status of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple.  Through discovery in US v IBT we found that the IRS had been keeping a file on public statements and sermons that Pastor Greg J. Dixon had been preaching that had made the news print in Indianapolis since 1971.  Following is a partial list of titles that was given for the removal of the exemption by the IRS.

 

            Below are captions from articles taken from the Indianapolis Star and News (partial list):

Baptist High School to stress Bible - 1971

Rev. Dixon fights day care License - 1978

Church Plans tech school - 1978

Pornography target of downtown rally attended by 1000 - 1981

Rev. Dixon opposes lottery Bill - 1983

Churches to fight encroachment - 1983

State tax laws may collide with church - Dixon - 1985

Group to obey Jesus, not government - 1986

Dixon opposes Gov. Orr on schools - 1987

Gays urge panel to include them in anti-bias bill; it was opposed by Rev Greg Dixon – 1990

People need to understand that the above articles come within the IRS guidelines of political activity.

 

· Tither Denied Deduction Because Church was not 501(c)(3)

Raul Rivera - May 6, 2014 04:03AM

 

Start Church

When Mr. Taylor was informed that his tax deductions were denied, he was surprised, having been told by his counsel that a church did not have to have 501(c)(3) status in order for him to get a write-off. He had given $8,647.00 to his church only to discover that these donations were not tax-deductible. Yet, he felt the IRS was wrong to deny his deductions since he had given them to a church, even if the church did not have official 501(c)(3) status. In his argument to the court, he stated that section 508(c)(1)(A) declares that churches are automatically exempt and that they do not have to comply with all of the requirements of section 501(c)(3). Therefore, he should be able to give to his church and still get a tax deduction. The court disagreed.

What it means for churches

The entire basis of Mr. Taylor's argument was that a church was automatically exempt and therefore not required to meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). This is an argument that has circulated the Internet and has wrought terrible repercussions. The court made it clear that in order for a person to get a tax deduction for his or her giving to a church, the organization must meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). The court maintained that nothing in the law  ". . . relieves a church from having to meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3)."  It further declared that " . . . contributors must prove the church's right to an exemption under section 501(c)(3) in order to be entitled to a deduction for their contributions." Because Mr. Taylor was not able to prove that his church had 501(c)(3) status (JACK LANE TAYLOR, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE), his donations were not tax-deductible.

Imagine having to prove you deserve the deduction

Under current settled law a church that does not have 501(c) (3) status is allowed to receive tithes and offerings and give tax-deductible contribution receipts to its donors. However, the donors must be aware that the guarantee that the IRS will honor the receipt is not 100%. The reason it is not guaranteed is because section 170(c) gives clear details that the organization must operate in a manner that is consistent with section 501(c) (3). This means that in the absence of the church's official 501(c) (3) status, the donor must bear the burden of proving that his or her donation is tax-deductible by showing that the church meets all of the requirements of section 501(c) (3).

· 1995 – The Church at Pierce Creek had their tax-exemption officially removed for running full page ads in many newspapers nationally in 1992 headlined: CHRISTIANS BEWARE warning them against voting for Bill Clinton for President.  The IRS said that they violated their 501 (c) (3) charter by involving themselves in “Partisan Politics”

· 1999 (Jan. 19) – Fed. Dist. Judge Sara E. Barker, by Supreme Ct. guidelines on the First Amendment,  ruled that the Indianapolis Baptist Temple could believe but not practice their faith in US v IBT (Gregory A. Dixon, Pastor/Trustee)

· 2000 (Aug. 14) – 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it made no difference what entity IBT was, it must pay all taxes due upholding the decision of the District Court. Supreme. Court. refused to hear the case.

· Feb. 13, 2001 Federal Marshals raided the Indianapolis Baptist Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana for not filing Form 8274 or paying the tax after the Federal District Court ruled that the church, which she admitted was not incorporated at the time the taxes were assessed by the IRS still owed the taxes.  The court also found that the IRS had assessed the taxes to a defunct corporation with a defunct ID number.  The 7th Circuit admitted the same but said it made no difference.  The Supreme Court refused to hear the case.  The church property was turned over to a receiver and sold to satisfy the tax liability of $6 million. 

· 1998 Oct. Secret White House Meeting To Eliminate all Uncooperative Churches

 

Texe Marrs, Director of Power of Prophecy Ministries in Austin, Texas, and Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch in Washington, D.C. have both reported on a secret meeting held at the White House in late October 1998 to eliminate all uncooperative churches in America. There is no doubt that this is somehow connected to the above report coming out of the UN. Marrs wrote his report in the August 2000 Power of Prophecy Newsletter. A partial report may also be read in the July/August 2001 Trumpet mentioned above.

This secret meeting convened at the request of the Clinton administration, and included officials from the UN, the U.S. State Department, Reno Justice, FBI, Customs Service, Treasury and chief White House aides. And not to be left out was the head of the IRS's Exempt Organizations Division that monitors and controls the finances and operations of the approximately 750,000 churches in America, plus over 10,000 conservative organizations. The purpose of the meeting was to devise a diabolical plan classified as "Top Secret" called "Operation D." At this meeting the Five Pronged Attack was outlined to accomplish this Satanic mission. It included the Financial Power of the IRS, International Pressures using the Treaty Powers of the UN, the Investigative and Intelligence Forces of the FBI, CIA, and NSA (National Security Agency), the Judicial and Prosecutorial Assets of the US Justice Department and Federal Courts, and Congressional Legislation. It is interesting to many informed observers that all five of these spokes of this wicked plan was used to confiscate the property of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple on February 13, 2001. In fact, the U.S. Justice Department tried to recruit a member of IBT to be an inside informer as to the activities of the church. For a full report, contact Power of Prophecy Ministries, 1708 Patterson Rd, Austin, TX 78733 or www.texemarrs.com.

· 2000 - In US v Indianapolis Baptist Temple - U.S. Attorney Robert Metzger, in oral arguments before the 7th Circuit (May 11, 2000) said that “an uncontrolled church is untenable in society today”, which is really the crux of the case and shows that the issue had nothing to do with taxes, but everything to do with control of the pastors and churches of America.

· Also after admitting that IBT properly disengaged from being a 501(c) (3) organization the 7th Circuit ruled, “…it does not matter what sort of entity IBT is. Whatever it is, it must comply with federal employment tax laws.”

 

· January 22, 2001 – US v Greater Ministries

· IRS agent Melvin Blough testified in federal court that once a church obtains the status of 501(c)(3) under the IRS code, they are trapped. The only way to be removed from a 501(c)(3) status is if the IRS chooses to remove the status. So if you dissolve the corporation and continue on as ABC church an unincorporated church, you're still trapped in their web and under their control.

 

· Conclusion: The Biblical Law Center uses a Declaration of Trust to organize and reorganize churches to take advantage of their First amendment rights and to declare their New Testament Status, that they are not an IRS legal entity.   

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Vol. XXIII - Issue II Apr/Jun 2016

 

News of Interest

Dixon Oaxaca 

Rev. Greg A. Dixon participating in a service at the Independent Baptist Church in Oaxaca, Mexico in early March

 

Pastor Roan.

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida

 New Testament Baptist Church
April 18-19, 2016
Host Pastor - Bill Roan
2805 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33909

National UBF Meeting
October 17-19, 2016 TBA

Will the churches in America be destroyed through regulation and taxation?

More Roman Catholic Leaders Covering Up Pedophilia

WHAT'S INSIDE

Why No American Should Vote for Ted Cruz

Is Trump's Campaigner Really Guilty of a Crime?

Somerset Pastor-Author-Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Spring Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting at Cape Coral, Florida April 18-19

Resolution on Immigration

The Day I Held Nancy Reagan's Hand

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Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

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Why No American Should Vote for Ted Cruz

 

Following is the main reason why ChristianTed Cruz believers and no other American should vote for Ted Cruz in this primary election.  It is simply because he does not meet the Constitutional requirements of Article II, Section I, Clause V, wherein only a Natural Born Citizen of the United States, born of an American Citizen Father, can seek or hold the office of President of the United States of America.  This was true after the death of the original founders of this nation.  That is why Obama’s birth certificate was a moot issue.  The fact that his father was born in Kenya was the issue, not whether he was born in Hawaii or Kenya.  Please read carefully the following letter that Barbara Ketay, the Co-Founder of the North American Law Center wrote to Cruz this past Christmas time.  Just in case you are wondering why we are just now publishing Barbara’s letter it is because she has just made it public because she is suffering from debilitating cancer and has not been involved in her normal activities.  Please pray for her as she begins a series of radiation treatments and is in excruciating pain.)

 

December 18, 2013

 

Honorable Senator Ted Cruz

Dirksen Senate Office Building

Suite 185

Washington, DC 20510

 

(Cc’d all State Offices)

RE: Your date with Honor

 

Dear Senator Cruz,

 

Seldom do we have an appointment with destiny wherein our actions will make history as being either righteous or self-serving.

Seldom, if ever, are we presented with an opportunity to protect and preserve the course of freedom and liberty in our beloved America, by simply doing what we know is righteous, rather than self-serving.

Seldom does one have the national platform to act as God ordains Christians to act…do the right and honorable thing, and leave the consequences to Him.

Senator, you stand on the precipice of true greatness. The above opportunities are yours for the taking.

The God who we worship, has placed you in a truly unique position, and is saying to you, “I will help you. I will strengthen you. I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness…Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall wear…Cast all your anxieties on God because I care for you…The Lord is your light and your salvation: whom shall you fear? The Lord is the stronghold of your life: of whom shall you be afraid?”

Senator Cruz, you have been placed in the position to end the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the United States of America, and to stop the systematic destruction of our Country. The action required is simple – but not easy, for it requires a selfless act of love and concern for others, and calls upon you to do the right thing. Yes, some will call it a true act of heroism.

Senator Ted Cruz, as a true Christian, you must say to the nation and the world…

“It has been the delight and honor of my life that so many Americans have found me worthy of their respect and admiration, and have wanted me to run for president or vice president. But the truth is, I am not eligible for either office according to the United States Constitution Article II, Section I, Clause V, wherein only a Natural Born Citizen of the United States, born of an American Citizen Father, can seek or hold these offices. I know that the Founders, in their brilliance, set this standard based on the Biblical principles of Natural Law, wherein the name, citizenship and birthright of a child was always passed by the blood of the father. Knowing this beyond question, a proud son of my Cuban father, I am not now, nor can I ever be, a Natural Born Citizen of the United States. Therefore, based upon unquestionable and prima facie evidence, I state for the record that Barack Hussein Obama, the son of a Kenyan Citizen father, is not now, nor has he ever been, nor will he ever be a Natural Born Citizen of the United States. I call for the immediate resignation of Barack Hussein Obama and the legitimate investigation into all who are involved in the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the United States and the world, as well as all who have engaged in the greatest political cover-up in the history of politics.”

The gauntlet has been thrown down. Will you, Senator Ted Cruz, pick it up and run with it? What will the annals of history record? More importantly, what will the record of heaven show?

In this wonderful and blessed season of Christmas we are reminded about giving…God gave the gift of His son Jesus; Mary gave the gift of her reputation in order to be obedient; Joseph gave the gift of love to Mary in obedience; the Wise Men brought gifts to honor and worship the new King. In the spirit of Christmas Senator, you alone have the opportunity and the calling from God to give a magnificent gift to millions of Americans, and freedom seeking people all over the world…the gift of returning this Country to what God intended it to be.

We call upon you Senator, to answer what we believe to be a divine calling, to stand like a rock upon the word of Christ and the precepts of our Founding Fathers, to call out the evil in our land; to give of yourself for a cause much greater, the cause of freedom, liberty, truth and justice; to stand before God and all of mankind and proclaim the truth; to keep your sacred oath to protect and defend the Constitution of these Unites States and protect the American people from all enemies, foreign and domestic; to be the light that your father believes you are ordained by God to be…

If you do this Senator, I assure you that millions of Americans will stand with you, protect you, honor you and forever hold you in high regard as a man of great faith, great honor, and unparalleled courage and decency.

I will stand with you Senator… We will stand with you.

I pray for your courage and honor Senator, and await your response. I remain, in His Service…

 

Respectfully,

Barbara Ketay

Co-Founder

The North American Law Center

 

The North American Law Center | 214 W. Lincoln way, Suite 23 | Cheyenne | WY | 82001

(Editor’s Note: Cruz has recently said, and it was widely reported over all of the main media outlets that Donald Trump said in his speech before AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) last week that he was neutral on between Israel and the Palestinians.  In fact he did not say that, he said just the opposite.  He said that he was opposed to the PLO and would guarantee the Independent State of Israel and that he was for moving the Capital to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.  We are providing the link to Mr. Trumps entire speech so that our readers can listen for themselves and determine Mr. Trumps position on the Nation of Israel.)

Donald J. Trump at AIPAC


 

 

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Vol. XXIII - Issue 4 Oct/Dec 2015

 

News of Interest

IBT Building 

Rev. J. Matthew (Matt) Roller takes over for Greg A. Dixon, son of Dr. Greg Dixon at Indianapolis Baptist Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana

UBF Meeting April 13-14.

National UBF Meeting

Victory Baptist Church

1020 Smith Avenue

Paduka, KY

October 10-21, 2015

 

Midwinter UBF Meeting

New Testament Baptist Church

Coral Gables, Florida

February 22-23, 2016

Setting the Stage for WW III

Should a Muslim be President Of United States?

WHAT'S INSIDE

Passing the Torch

“Gay” Manifesto - "We Shall Sodomize Your Sons"

The Pope's Yard Sale

What would Jesus do about the Emmanuel Church Killings?

2015 Obituaries

2015 UBF Anual Meeting

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Booklets by Dr. Greg Dixon

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What would Jesus have to say about the Emmanuel Church massacre?

First our prayers and deepest sympathy is with the Immanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. who tragically lost nine of their finest, including their beloved pastor to another of America’s undisciplined, godless, video game cultured, drugged, rock headed, stone hearted, conscienceless, robots that is passed off as a human being on June 17, 2015.  If a person kills one, society says they are sick, they just can’t seem to bring themselves to say the word “sin”.  But kill multiple people as Dylan Storm Roof did Wednesday evening, at that prayer meeting and they will call you sick, because they can’t believe that any normal person could do anything that hideous.  But the Bible says,”…The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Emmanuel Church 

Man in his present sinful condition is capable of doing the most vile, wicked acts that the mind can imagine.  Any of us outside of the grace of God could be a Dylan Roof, a Charles Manson, or a Stalin, Hitler or Mao, or any other despot of the ages past or present.

That’s the reason that the most peace loving man, that ever walked on this earth, who is the “Prince of Peace” told His disciples, “… and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”  He knew that there would always be the Dylan Roof”s in this old sin cursed world.  So his disciples would need the Sword of the Spirit, to defend against the enemies of the soul, and the Sword of the flesh, so to speak, for the defense of the body.  The Lord’sEmmanuel Church Prayers churches are not to be an advancing army, but they are to be able to defend themselves against those that would come to destroy them.  Rev. Pinckney was wise to have had a Bible, but the pastor should also have had a sword (a weapon), or at least others in the congregation should have been armed.  Just possibly if they had obeyed their Lord in this area, nine people would not have died in that church that Wednesday night, or at least more of them might still be alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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