Meeting with the IRS

On July 18, 2017 we have received an official summons to appear before the IRS in Missoula, Montana. They have threatened me as the Senior Pastor of The Empowerment Center Church and ChurchFreedom.org with one year in Federal Prison if I did not turn over to them the names, telephone numbers, address information and social security information from each tithing member of the Church and those Churches that we have freely blessed with our ministry support here at ChurchFreedom.org. On August 1st, 2017 at 9am I met the IRS at the specified location. Here is an audio of the entire exchange, listen very carefully to the message the Lord commanded me to deliver to them…

Here is video evidence of their summons, its threats against me as the Sr. Pastor and how they intend to attempt to go through me to get to the items belonging to the Church.

Here is the message the Lord commanded me to deliver to the IRS at this meeting:

The Lord holds The Internal Revenue Service in Contempt. Though you have been told on multiple occasions that The Empowerment Center is a Church and it’s office of Overseer is a legally recognized religious Corporation Sole, you have willfully decided to ignore the rule of law and instead are attempting to usurp authority over the Church in claiming that you have authority over the biblical tithes and offerings that solely belong to God himself as described in the foundation of the Christian faith which was founded thousands of years prior to the institution of this nations laws. Though The Establishment Clause of the Constitution of the United States acknowledges the Separation of Church and State, the State has willfully decided to violate the peace of this separation in favor of terrorizing outspoken Christian Leaders with threats of intimidation, blackmail, extortion, audit, potential imprisonment and even death. Therefore, the Lord commands and the United States Constitution allows for me to obey and express that not even a single holy article, holy paper(s), holy effect(s) or holy relics will be given from the Church to the State for any reasons whatsoever.

I greatly fear the Lord and in this situation he has spoken a word and has granted me victory.

—end of message—

Mind you that this is after we have already sent the IRS two previous letters regarding their attempts that they have completely ignored with our first letter here and our second letter here.

If you desire to learn why the work of our Church is so important and the effect that both the Church Establishment Affidavit and Corporation Sole have regarding the Church as a whole here in America, listen to our latest recorded Testimony Tuesday call here.

 

Iowa Government claims power to control the content of sermons

Government claims power to control content of sermons

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is being sued for claiming it has the right to control the content of church services that are “open to the public.” The lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is part of a nationwide battle against the implementation of President Obama’s… [Read more…]

Love Always Protects

In 1st Corinthians 13:7 it says, “Love, ALWAYS PROTECTS”. Today, The Lord led me to this scripture from Proverbs 24:11-12 which says, “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?” Saints, please listen intently to the recording below: 

To those Pastors that are ready to heed these instructions, simply log into ChurchFreedom.org with the appropriate USER ID and PASSWORD and upon access select, “SITUATION #3 – CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO THE NEW, “SACRED RELICS” AMENDMENT TO THE CHURCH ESTABLISHMENT AFFIDAVIT – THAT HELPS DESIGNATE FIREARMS GIVEN TO THE CHURCH AS SACRED RELICS.” Upon review and approval of your submitted form, we will give you access to these highly important documents. If you are a Church that desires to gain access to these forms, simply fill out our application form here to be considered. Everything done here is out of love for you for the safety and security of the Body of Christ.  

Thursday Night Same Sex Marriage Pastors Nationwide Conference Call

There is a same sex marriage storm that is about to hit the Church here in America. The Government is manipulating current laws how Churches corporately organize themselves to further the gay agenda here in America and force traditional Churches to accept and perform same sex marriages. This Thursday evening, ChurchFreedom.org will be hosting a Nationwide Pastors conference call to address this matter and provide you as a Church leader with the necessary legal means to defend your Church against this satanic agenda. Please CLICK HERE TO SHARE this event with your Christian Friends on Facebook.

Here are the conference call details: 

Conference Time: Thursday October 8th at 5:00pm PST (8pm EST)
Conference #: 541-525-9473 (no PIN required)
Topic: Churches being forced to perform and accept same sex marriage. Steps to take in order to legally defend your Church against such actions. 

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Same Sex Marriage Proposal in the Church!

You are about to witness an abomination to the Lord. Jesus did not come to bring the kind of peace that glosses over deep divisions for the sake of building a superficial harmony. He came to divide and he IS the dividing line. Homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven (1st Corinthians 6:9). Please stand together in agreement with us and support our mission here at ChurchFreedom.org to rid the Church of this Jezebel spirit of rebellion. May the Lord soon cast it into the abyss where it belongs in Jesus name!

Major Christian Victory – What the Hobby Lobby Victory Means for Christians Everywhere

With God, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. Luke 1:37

We cannot understate how vital and important the Supreme Court ruling and victory today for Hobby Lobby and the Alliance Defending Freedom was for the Body of Christ and Christians everywhere. This was a MONUMENTAL victory for the Body of Christ. Not only does this limit the Federal Government’s Authority to mandate rules that interfere with the religious freedoms of Christian business owners, this ruling opened the door to victory against Christianity’s greatest legal threat: Gender Laws.

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You see, in the last five years Gender Laws have increasingly become the greatest legal threat to both the Church as well as to Christian business owners. Gender Laws are considered the greatest legal threat because they attack the very core of what make us Christian! In Luke 10:27, Jesus stated, “He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

If we are to Love the Lord with all of our heart, soul and strength, then we must love his sacred institution of Marriage being between a man and a woman. We Righteous understand that the purpose of marriage was to produce Godly offspring (Malachi 2:13-15). Therefor, even at a practicable business level, our religious freedom’s MUST be protected in a similar fashion.

Therefor, we need to make the EXACT SAME legal argument that Hobby Lobby made regarding these unconstitutional State and Federal Laws that prohibit Christian business owners and Churches from objecting to use their company or services to promote or facilitate anything that furthers an agenda that is contrary to the Lord’s Righteousness. We should never be forced to violate our constitutionally protected right to religious freedom of expression.

THIS VICTORIOUS RULING COULD NOT HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME

With the United Methodist Church already falling victim to Gender Laws (they had a Lesbian couple that demanded to be married within a Church of theirs in New Jersey. The Church refused, was sued in court under the jurisdiction of New Jerseys Gender Law and the Church LOST in court) to a millionaire Gay couple from England suing to force the Church to perform a Gay wedding, it has not been the Churches finest legal hour.

With today’s ruling, Christians everywhere will have a chance to actually fight back against these satanic and highly restrictive laws by claiming that they violate their constitutionally protected religious freedoms. Just like Hobby Lobby did…and won.

Praise the Lord for victory!

Justifying an Abortion

Recently, an atheist woman made the front page of reddit.com attempting vent her frustration and  justify her abortion. The Holy Spirit led me to comment on her post because of the nature the demonic spirit of atheism that was leading this woman in an attempt to use this public forum on reddit for planting the seed of justifying a woman’s right to kill an unborn child.

It is critical for any woman considering an abortion, that they first ask the following questions:

#1: Does abortion line up with Luke 10:27, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”?

and #2: Did you ask the Lord whether or not you should kill this baby? Not your parents, not any significant other, not your friends or even counsellor. But ask the Lord.

You see, this is where we are ALL failing. We forget to ask God what HIS WILL is and not our own. In all things, share your heart and thoughts with him and do not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 16:25).

In this audio above, we’ll teach not only how to respond to an atheist but also break down WHY God would ask such powerful questions. These Holy Spirit led strategies will help any Christian when dealing with the demonic spirit of Atheism.

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501c3 Alternatives for Churches

It is critical for Pastors and Christian leaders to understand that there ARE legal alternatives to establishing your Church through the traditional 501c3 route. Its called, The Corporation Sole. It is the single greatest way a Church can FREE itself from both 501c3 restrictions and Gender Identity Laws. In fact, the benefits the Corporation Sole can bring to your ministry are nearly limitless. Listen to our audio below and you’ll discover WHY the Corporation Sole will set your ministry free, just like it set ours free here at The Empowerment Center!

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Elections Have Consequences

Proverbs 29:2 says: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”  When the Israelites were sent into exile in Babylon, God told them, through the prophet Jeremiah, to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Jeremiah 29:7. Elections have consequences. Scripture supports this principle, and so does history.

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Examples abound of despotic rulers who have persecuted the Church and forced it underground, thereby restricting the proclamation of the Gospel and the ability of Christians to live out their faith.  Even in our own lifetime we see persecution in countries like North KoreaIndia, and many other places around the world.  The rulers in charge in those countries who set and enforce policy impose sometimes severe consequences on Christians who simply want to exercise their faith and worship God.

Here in the United States, “elections have consequences” may seem more abstract, but in reality the democratic process means it is truer here than many other countries.  Americans enjoy the ability to select their national, state, and local leaders.  This is a privilege not enjoyed by many of our brothers and sisters around the world.

So why then are our churches generally silent when it comes to elections and the selection of those who will lead our country, states, and our cities? Every election cycle, we select leaders who set policies that can either be benevolent or hostile to the proclamation of the Gospel and to the ability of believers to live out their faith in the public square.

For example, we have seen a recent rise in cases attempting to apply so-called “non-discrimination” laws to people to faith such as photographersfloristscake-makers, and t-shirt printers.  These “non-discrimination” laws were passed by elected representatives and their application is having a severe negative effect on Christians who only want to peacefully exercise their religion in the public square.

Or consider the Wisconsin federal district court’s recent ruling striking down the minister’s housing allowance in the Tax Code.  That case was brought before a federal judge who was appointed by a President, who was elected by the people and confirmed by United States Senators, who also were elected by the people.  Yet this one ruling has the potential to remove the minister’s housing allowance for thousands of ministers.  As pastors well know, this would have a devastating impact on the ability of pastors to stay in ministry and to focus exclusively on the spiritual need of their churches, as well as conduct outreach ministries to the local community.

America’s pastors must speak out and offer biblical guidance and instruction on the selection of those men and women who lead the people.  To neglect giving such Biblical guidance sends the false message that elections do not have consequences that matter to the Church or its people.

On October 5, 2014, pastors have an opportunity to stand together and preach an election sermon, as part of Pulpit Freedom Sunday, a movement of pastors to engage once again in the election process.  The only requirement for participation is to preach an election sermon.

It can be as specific or as general as each pastor decides.  A sermon that discusses the election generally would be consistent with IRS regulations.  A sermon that specifically addresses the stated positions of the candidates and supports or opposes those candidates may run afoul of the Johnson Amendment in the tax code.  But Alliance Defending Freedom believes that the Johnson Amendment is unconstitutional.  That’s why we launched Pulpit Freedom Sunday in 2008 – to remove the unconstitutional restriction on a pastor speaking freely from the pulpit on the issue of candidates in an election. So if you’re challenged by the government, rest assured that we will support and defend you.

Sign up to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday at www.PulpitFreedom.org.  Elections have consequences, and our congregations need to hear and apply Biblical truth to the selection of the leaders who will impose those consequences on the Church.

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THE DEATH BLOW TO 501C3

Between the IRS targeting evangelical groups, President Obama announcing a national Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered Pride Month, Pastors losing their housing salary allowance, Christian businesses being shuttered due to their beliefs and democrats introducing legislation that forces Christian Churches to officiate Gay Marriage, this has NOT been a great season for Christians across this country.

BUT, THAT IS ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE.

What is our saving grace? It’s called, The Corporation Sole. In this article, I will break down 501c3 line-by-line and show you how Christians with the proper use of a Corporation Sole can begin to instantly TAKE BACK their Godly authority here in America. First, let me explain how current 501c3 laws restrict Churches from influencing Government policy. It has to deal with the specific way the law was written. 501c3 states,

“Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided in subsection (h)), and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” from gpo.gov here.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

Notice that the 501c3 law ONLY has jurisdiction over, ‘Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundations’ being used by religious organizations and that the word ‘Church’ is mysteriously absent from this list? In fact, the word Church doesn’t even come up in the law itself! If Churches are automatically considered tax exempted pursuant to 26 USC 508(c)(1)(a) and not required to have a 501c3 status then how in the world are Churches STILL CONSIDERED under the law of 501c3 even without them seeking any official recognition of their 501c3 status?! The answer deals with HOW Churches incorporate and set up their banking to receive donations. Currently, 99% of ALL Churches in the United States incorporate themselves in order to open up a bank account to accept and receive donations from congregation members. In fact, without being incorporated, it is near impossible for a Church to open a bank account. As soon as the Church organizes itself and it’s Pastor sits down with a banking representative, the bank rep is going to ask the Church for proof of both it’s state registered articles of incorporation and it’s IRS registered “EIN” number. The bank WILL NOT allow the Church to open up an account without these two items. This is why 99% of Churches incorporate when organizing themselves! As soon as the Church incorporates, it now falls under the jurisdiction of 501c3, because remember that the very first sentence of 501c3 covers, “Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundations” (with emphasis on the word ‘corporation’). Even if the Church tries to get creative and institutes an unincorporated express or certified trust from either a CPA or Tax Attorney, since the name of trust is implicitly held in the name of the Church itself, the IRS will still counter that the Trust itself is a, “community chest, fund, or foundation” for use on behalf of a religious organization. This leaves almost no room for a Church to organize itself without coming under this completely satanic law.

HOW IS CORPORATION SOLE THE SAVING GRACE OF THE CHURCH?

Glad you asked! Here in America, its been unfortunate that tax scam peddlers encouraging individuals to not file lawful taxes owed to the Government have notoriously used the Corporation Sole for its unintended purposes. The Corporation Sole has also NOT been taught about in ANY (I repeat ANY) Bible College, University, Theology School and Law School here in America. In fact, the Corporation Sole is so grossly under taught here in America that as of today, I am still currently the only author in American history that has written and published the Book on the Corporation Sole and modern tax law. What makes the Corporation Sole so unique is that it is an incorporated office held WITHIN a Church and NOT the Church itself. This means, an unincorporated Church that is neither considered a Corporation, community chest, fund or foundation MUST be formed FIRST before you’re Church can incorporate a SOLE office position that holds all of the Churches finances. This means the Corporation Sole is neither your Church nor your ministry. It is only an individual office within the Church (typically an Overseer, Bishop, Pastor or Teacher) that incorporates their position for the banking purposes of the Church. Without getting as technical as my book does, the Corp Sole acts as the bank account on behalf of the Church while leaving the Church completely outside of 501c3’s jurisdiction.

Does this mean that the Corporation Sole is considered a 501c3 since it’s incorporated?

Yes, it does. However, with great emphasis: THE CHURCH and the Corporation Sole ARE TWO SEPARATE LEGAL CREATURES with TWO SEPARATE LEGAL JURISDICTIONS. Since the Corporation Sole is just an office held within the Church and not the Church itself, the Church itself becomes immune to the current 501c3 law. Again, my book HERE explains this in much greater detail.

HOW DOES THIS EXEMPT A CHURCH FROM 501C3?

We have found that the most lawful way to organize a Church before setting up it’s subsequent Corporation Sole is to establish it through a legal document called a, “Statutory Declaration of Church Establishment Affidavit”. This affidavit serves to lawfully DECLARE and FULFILL ALL 14 points to the IRS’s own definitions and standards to be considered a Church. You see, in order for a Church to meet the IRS’s 14-point standards for being considered a Church, a Church must meet the following conditions:

  1. Distinct legal existence
  2. Recognized creed and form of worship
  3. Definite and distinct ecclesiastical government
  4. Formal code of doctrine and discipline
  5. Distinct religious history
  6. Membership not associated with any other church or denomination
  7. Organization of ordained ministers
  8. Ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed courses of studies
  9. Literature of its own
  10. Established places of worship
  11. Regular congregations
  12. Regular religious services
  13. Sunday schools for religious instruction of the young
  14. Schools for preparation of its ministers

Our custom statutory declaration affidavit lawfully fulfills ALL of these various 14 points. In fact, one Federal criminal defense attorney called our affidavit a work of pure genius because it leaves no room for doubt that your Church has lawfully fulfilled ALL 14 points from the IRS’s own standards and literature. The language of this affidavit was carefully crafted over a period of 6 months just to make absolutely sure that it meets ALL of the IRS’s requirements. I cannot emphasis enough how absolutely critical it is for a Church to organize and manifest itself through this custom affidavit.

DOES A STATUTORY DECLARATION AFFIDAVIT HAVE LEGAL PRESEDENCE?

YES, YES and more YES!!! Blacks Law Dictionary defines a statutory declaration as,

Declaratory statute: One enacted for the purpose of removing doubts or putting an end to conflicting decisions in regard to what the law is in relation to a particular matter. It may either be expressive of the common law, 1 BI.Comm. 86; In re Ungaro’s Will, 88 N.J.Eq. 25, 1 02 A. 244, 246, or may declare what shall be taken to be the true meaning and intention of a previous statute, though in the latter case such enactments are more commonly called “expository statutes.” McMahon v. Maddox, Tex.Civ.App., 297 S.W. 3 10, 3 1 2 . A statute enacted to put an end to a doubt as to what is the common law, or the meaning of another statute, and which declares what it is and ever has been. Nelson v. Sandkamp, 227 Minn. 1 77, 34 N.W.2d 640, 642”

This means that a statutory declaration is meant to literally put and end to ANY doubts and end ANY conflicting decisions in regards to the IRS questioning the legal validity of your Churches distinct legal status. It is also important to note that ALL of the Christians and ministries that have applied for support here at The Empowerment Center and we have assisted are Churches that have a minimum of 4 congregation members who sign this affidavit under the penalties of perjury declaring that they have organized a legitimate Christian Church.

THE DEATH BLOW TO 501C3

You see, when a Church organizes itself under a statutory declaration affidavit, the affidavit (which is the Church itself) IS NOT considered a Corporation, Community Chest, Fund or Foundation! 501c3 ONLY has jurisdiction over those entities and NOT Churches that are formed and recognized by law through an affidavit. Since the Church’s subsequent Corporation Sole is nothing more than an isolated office held within the Church and not the Church itself, then when the Pastor preaches on Sunday morning he is not preaching from the power and authority of the Churches Corporation Sole (the bank account) but rather from the power and authority of both the Holyspirit and his lawful statutory declaration affidavit! It would be IMPOSSIBLE for the IRS to prove in a Federal Courtroom that this affidavit was either incorporated or was a financial vehicle to be used as a community chest fund or foundation. In this instance, they ONLY have jurisdiction over the Corporation Sole itself WHICH IS NEITHER THE CHURCH NOR THE MESSAGE BEING DELIVERED ON SUNDAY MORNING.

This specific method makes the Church itself completely immune to the 501c3 restrictions preventing a minister from being able to influence public policy and opens the doors for Christian Churches around this country to rise up and TAKE BACK this country from certain destruction. Can anyone with a straight face honestly say that our country is better off since 1969 with 501c3’s creation? We currently have a Christian divorce rate of 75%, our Christian morals are being completely eroded from this country and we have somehow managed to rack up over $127 TRILLION DOLLARS in Government unfunded liabilities! Suffice to say, the current system is NOT working, its broken and we as Christians are the solution. If we were not the solution then why does it say in Romans 8:20-21, “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” The Children of God ARE the very thing that will liberate creation itself! It is time for Churches and Christians to WAKE UP and restore this world back into Godly order through righteous preaching from the pulpit!

NEXT STEPS 

At this time, our Church, The Empowerment Center is beginning the process of working with both the Alliance Defending Freedom and Pulpit Freedom Sunday. We feel that with both our Church and the thousands Churches we’ve helped FREE here in America teaming up with these organizations, represents the best defense for both raising awareness for this critical issue of Church freedom of speech as well as creating a coalition of Christian ministries that can successfully repel ANY legal attack by the enemies of Church freedom.

We would humbly ask that you both lift us up in your prayers for the days ahead as well as support our mission here for us to help raise up the next generation of leaders for the Body of Christ and to FREE America’s pulpits from the restrictive 501c3 law. To support us, please DONATE to our Church HERE. Any voluntary donation given today will grant you free access to BOTH our custom statutory declaration affidavit as well as free access to a copy of our new Corporation Sole book (a $50 retail value). If you’re a Christian wanting to create a ministry or if you’re a Church currently organized and under the 501c3 law and would like to reorganize everything with a Corporation Sole, then please APPLY HERE.

Another way to support us is to SHARE our website with your friends on twitter, email and Facebook. Make sure you do whatever it takes to help us spread the message of Church Freedom!

Sincerely, By Joshua Kenny-Greenwood, Overseer of The Empowerment Center Church Google

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