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The truth is state churches are full of baloney and want to make sure their baloney is inspected and stamped with the regimes Baloney Seal of Approval. But if such a church, or its one of its members, conflict with the values of the state, they can become a dog meat barbeque.

State Churches

 

state churches, state church, China, 501(c)3, baloney, church, Pharaoh, Caesar When people think of a state church, they usually think of the ones in Communist China.  These are signed up with the government to conduct public worship and what they say and do is under constant scrutiny.  The truth is state churches are full of baloney and want to make sure their baloney is inspected and stamped with the regimes Baloney Seal of Approval.  But if such a church, or its one of its members, conflict with the values of the state, they can become a dog meat barbeque.  The same thing went on under Pharaoh in Joseph’s day, as lots of cults were authorized to conduct religious business - heavy on the business aspect - but they were subservient to the government being an important arm of the state.  Their clergyman and property weren’t subject to taxation, either, as the one hand washed the other in the same way today’s non-profit religions have many tax benefits, as well as their clergy. (Genesis Chapter 47)   Egypt’s state churches helped to control and appease their subject’s instinctive desire to practice religion, and at the same time making sure it was not the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  They were decoy churches luring people into false beliefs.

 

In America the government approved state churches are the 501(c)3 non-profit corporations, and they too are signed up for the Baloney Seal of Approval, not wanting to cross the state as they engage in religious corporate enterprises.   Of course if they were practicing the true faith, they would be getting axe breaks on the neck instead tax breaks in the pockets. 

 

Oh, by the way, if you wonder how there can be so many different state religions in the same country, the short answer is… they are all just gladiators in Caesar’s coliseum of religious entertainment – all except the right one, that is.

 

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Maranatha


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