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					  Satan‟s Master
 Plan to Destroy
the Lord‟s Church
     A presentation by
     Dr. Greg J. Dixon
The   TRAP and
      SIN of
     TAX
  EXEMPTION
        Introduction:
      Just as Israel was God‟s
 instrument for the production,
preservation, and propagation of
 the truth in the Old Testament,
   God has chosen His divine
   church (assembly) to be the
instrument for the same purpose
      in the New Testament
“What advantage then hath
 the Jew? or what profit is
   there of circumcision?
  Much every way: chiefly,
because that unto them were
   committed the oracles
    (utterances) of God.”
      Romans 3:1,2
 “But if I tarry long, that thou
     mayest know how thou
 oughtest to behave thyself in
the house of God, which is the
 church of the living God, the
pillar and ground of the truth.”

        I Tim. 3:15
Why does Satan want to
 destroy the LORD‟S
     ASSEMBLY?
 “ And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
 them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe
  all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
      and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto
           the end of the world. Amen.”


           Matthew 28:18,20
 I. How is Satan
accomplishing this
     plan?
           A.
By destroying the biblical
  definition of the New
   Testament Church!
   KJV
   1611

Only rule of Faith
 and Practice!
     THE
NEW TESTAMENT
   CHURCH




 Matthew 16:18
   “And hath put all things
under his feet, and gave him
to be the head over all things
        to the church,”

       Ephesians 1:22
    “And are built upon the
  foundation of the apostles
  and prophets, Jesus Christ
himself being the chief corner
           stone;”
       Ephesians 2:20
The New Testament Church is …
Visible “… the eleven disciples” … v – 16
Local “… into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.”
      v – 16
Only institution founded for purpose of worshipping the    Lord
Jesus Christ v – 17
Under direct authority of the Lord Jesus Christ v – 18
Only institution authorized for world evangelism “Go ye
      therefore and teach all nations.” v – 19
Only institution authorized to administer baptism (immersion)
      v -19
Only institution authorized to teach the “whole counsel of God”
      v-20
There are only 3 positions on
the Doctrine of the Church.
Catholic Position – universal
    visible church
Protestant Position – universal
    invisible church
Biblical (Baptist) Position – local
    visible church (assembly)
  What the New
Testament Church
 (ASSEMBLY) …

   IS NOT!!
  IT IS NOT …

A LEGAL ENTITY
   (organization)
 Such as a

 Non-profit
Corporation
     An

Un-incorporated
  association
       A

Corporation Sole
    Nor

A Charitable
  TRUST
   Not even

An Independent
Baptist Church
  In US v IBT (Gregory A. Dixon, trustee)
Judge Sara Evans Barker erred by deliberately
 mis-representing the status of IBT by saying;

  “IBT is an Independent Baptist Church,
     defining itself as a NT Church.”

**At no time did IBT present itself before the
  court as an Independent Baptist Church.
       IBT declared itself at all times
               as a NT Church.
    So-called Independent Baptist Churches are not
 Independent if they are organized as “public charities”
             under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the IRC.

They are no different than those churches affiliated with
 conventions or denominations. All are dependent on
government for their existence and sustenance through
        tax-exemption and tax deductible gifts.

  But Barker had a problem with IBT. She had no case
law to back up her statement. Therefore she said, “This
view is consistent with the 3rd circuit‟s decision in Bethel
        Baptist Church v US, (3rd circuit 1987)”
   In that several “independent” Baptist
 churches have lost religious liberty rulings,
the courts have established that they are not
       protected by the constitution.

 Thankfully, the courts have not ruled on a
  NT church. Therefore, a church with the
proper status may still have an opportunity to
            prevail in the courts.
THE DEVIL‟S CHURCH
IS A STATE APPROVED
  AND RECOGNIZED
       CHURCH
   (A LEGAL ENTITY)
 Tax Guide for Churches and
   Religious Organizations
        _____________________

      Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt and Government Entities
    Department of the Treasury
             *********
   Publication 1828 (Rev. 7-2002)
       Catalog No. 121096G
           IRS State church defined
                        Pub. 1828; Pg. 1
Churches and religious organizations may be legally organized … under
state law, including as un-incorporated associations, non-profit
corporations, corporations sole and charitable trusts.

IRC Section 501(c)(3) describes charitable organizations, including
churches and religious organizations, which qualify for exemption from
federal income tax and generally are eligible to receive tax-deductible
contributions.

CHURCH – certain characteristics are generally attributed to churches.
These attributes of a church have been developed by the IRS and by court
decisions.
They include: distinct legal existence; … etc.
Christian Law Association agrees
          with the IRS

     From My Briefcase
       Attorney David C. Gibbs, Jr.
              April, 1998
“Will Churches Remain Tax
  Exempt in America?”
“Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)
   provides for the tax exemption of certain
   organizations, including churches and
   schools, if they meet seven (7) criteria.
   These criteria are easy for the church to
   meet, if the church knows and understands
   them.

1. THE ORGANIZATION MUST BE A
   FORMAL ORGANIZATION. This means
   the church must be organized as a trust, an
   un-incorporated    association,    or     a
   corporation; …”
 I. How is Satan
accomplishing this
     plan?
           B.
By confusing the biblical
  definition of the New
   Testament Church!
     “For God is not the
author of confusion, but of
peace, as in all churches of
        the saints.”

      I Cor. 14:33
Voluntary

  but …

Mandatory?
 The legal status for a
 church is voluntary
according to IRS Pub.
        1828
            IRS Pub. 1828; Pg. 1
Churches and religious organizations may be
legally organized … under state law, including as
un-incorporated associations, non-profit
corporations, corporations sole and charitable
trusts.

NOTICE THE WORD “may”
             IRS Pub. 1828; Pg. 3
Applying for tax exempt status:
Employer identification number (EIN)
“Every tax-exempt organization, including a church,
should have an EIN, whether or not the organization has
any employees.”
“An organization that does not have an EIN should file
form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification
Number, in accordance with the instructions. (emphasis
added)
           IRS Pub. 1828; Pg. 2
Recognition of Tax-exempt Status
Automatic Exemption for Churches
“Churches that meet the requirements of IRC
Section 501(c)(3) are automatically considered
exempt and are not required to apply for and
obtain recognition of tax-exempt status from the
IRS.”
“Although there is no requirement to do so, many
churches seek recognition of exempt status from
the IRS…”
              IRC Sec. 508.
Special Rules With Respect to Sec. 501(c)(3)
organizations
(a)Exceptions –
  (1)Mandatory exceptions. – churches shall
not apply for tax exemption.

Observation: this simply says that a church of any
denomination (including mystical religions and
cults) has a mandatory exception from applying for
501(c)(3) status. They do not have to file form 1023
or an annual form 990 as other religious
organizations.
Voluntary

 but …
           IRS
Entices churches into this
 legal status by offering
 benefits and privileges!
               IRS Pub. 1828;
                       Page 1

“This publication explains the benefits and the
responsibilities under the federal tax system for
churches and religious organizations.”

* Note: The IRS makes no distinction between
churches and religious (para-church) organiza -
tions.
        Benefits include:
Recognition by the State, and provisions
    (tax exemption) from the State,
   including ownership of property.
  Contrast the early church:
 “because that for His name‟s sake they
   went forth, taking nothing of the
Gentiles. We therefore, ought to receive
such, that we might be fellow helpers to
         the truth.” 3 John 7,8
            IRS Pub. 1828; Pg. 2
         Recognition of Tax-exempt Status
        Automatic Exemption for Churches

“Although there is no requirement to do so, many
churches seek recognition of exempt status from the
IRS because such recognition assures church leaders,
members, and contributors that the church is
recognized as exempt and qualifies for related tax
benefits. For example, contributors to a church that
has been recognized as tax-exempt would know that
their contributions are tax deductible.”
       Voluntary
         but …
Mandatory compliance is
required for benefits and
       privileges.
               IRS Pub. 1828;
                  Introduction

“Congress has enacted special tax laws applicable
to churches, religious organizations and ministers
in recognition of their unique status in American
society and of their rights guaranteed by the First
Amendment of the constitution of the United
States.”
The federal tax laws for churches
               is a
     CLEAR VIOLATION
                of
  The HOLY SCRIPTURES.
    “And he is the head of the
 body, the church: who is the
beginning, the firstborn from
the dead; that in all things he
might have the preeminence.”
       Colossians 1:18
       These laws
also run contrary to the
historic Baptist position
      on Christ and
       His Church.
            Isaac Backus
led the battle against incorporation
             of churches
               in 1773
    Isaac Backus and the American Pietistic Tradition
               by William G. McLoughlin
  These laws are
   also contrary
       to the
First Amendment.
           1st Amendment
    “Congress shall make no law
  respecting the establishment of
  religion, or prohibiting the free
 exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press;
or the right of the people peaceably
  to assemble, and to petition the
    Government for a redress of
      grievances.” (emphasis added)
         Churches
that become legal entities,
     waive their rights
       Guaranteed
          by the
    First Amendment
 and state constitutions.
     Consider what
   the supreme court
  of the United States
says about corporations
      (legal entities)
             in
 Hale v Hinkle, 1905
“The benefits of the 5th Amendment
      are exclusively for a witness
 compelled to testify against himself
 in a criminal case and he cannot set
        them up on behalf of a
             corporation.”
 “A corporation is a creature of the
state and there is a reserved right in
   the legislature to investigate its
contracts and to find out whether it
       has exceeded its power.”
“There is a clear distinction between
  an individual and a corporation;
and the latter being a creature of the
 state has no constitutional right to
    refuse to submit its books and
papers for examination at the suit of
               the state.”
         JAMES MADISON AND CHURCH
               INCORPORATION
James Madison (1751-1836) is called the "Father of the
Constitution." He was also co-drafter of the Bill of Rights.
As our fourth U.S. President, he served two terms (1809-
1817). He was a tireless supporter of religious liberty .
After becoming president, Madison vetoed a bill which
would have granted public land to a Baptist church in
Mississippi.
On February 21, 1811, President James Madison wrote to the
House of Representatives the following words:
"Having examined and considered the bill entitled 'An act
incorporating the Protestant Episcopal Church in the town
of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia,' I now return the
bill to the House of Representatives …‟
          Bouvier‟s Law Dictionary
               1856 Edition

EXEMPTION. A privilege which dispenses
with the general rule; for example, in
Pennsylvania, and perhaps in all the other
states, clergymen are exempt from serving on
juries. Exemptions are generally allowed, not
for the benefit of the individual, but for some
public advantage.
Attny. Zachary Gray
Christian Law Assoc.
  “Bro. Dixon is
biblically right but
  legally wrong.”
  Mississippi radio program, Jan., 2001
                   Texas v Roloff, 1984
“The issue is not whether People‟s Baptist is performing a
service that falls beneath licensing standards. The three
homes have a record of high quality service. People‟s Baptist,
from this record, could no doubt easily satisfy licensing
requirements, but has chosen not to do so. It reasons that
licensing interferes with religious freedom. People‟s Baptist
does not, however, resist all licensing to do business in Texas.
In fact, it does its business and service as a corporation under
the corporate name of CORPUS CHRISTI PEOPLE‟S
BAPTIST CHURCH, INC., and it complies with all business
licensing requirements.” “In Roloff, the court rejected the
argument that the licensing Act impinged on the
corporations, free exercise of religion.”
 I. How is Satan
accomplishing this
     plan?
                   C.
By enticing NT churches to trade rights
  for privileges/benefits – Headship of
    Christ for lordship of government
“And again the anger of the LORD was kindled
         against Israel, ...” II Sam. 24:1

“And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked
     David to number Israel.” I Chron. 21:1
         “For I am jealous over you with godly
jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband,
that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
   But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent
 beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds
 should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in
                       Christ.”


             II Cor. 11:2,3
      Satan‟s Trick - THE HOAX OF TAX
                   EXEMPTION

 An IRS State CHURCH is tax exempt
  (a privilege granted by the State);

 The Lord‟s Church is non-taxable
  (a right granted by God).
                 IRS Pub. 1828; Page 2

“Churches that meet the requirements of IRC Sec. 501(c)(3)
are automatically considered exempt. And are not required
to apply for and obtain recognition of tax exempt status from
the IRS.”
However, “even though churches are generally eligible to
receive tax-deductible contributions, to qualify for tax
exemption, such organizations must meet the following
requirements:
              IRS Pub. 1828; Page 2

•The organization must be organized and operated
exclusively for religious, educational, scientific, or other
charitable purposes. **This is a total contradiction as to
the definition and purpose of the Lord‟s Church. This is
a description of a social club whose purpose is to foster
the social gospel.

•Net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any private
individual or shareholder. **This statement puts the
finances of a Church under the control of the IRS.
             IRS Pub. 1828; Page 2

•No substantial part of its activity may be attempting to
influence legislation, **But there are no guidelines for
the word „substantial‟.
•The organization may not intervene in political
campaigns, and
•No part of the organizations purpose or activities may
be illegal or violate fundamental public policy.
   CHRIST is
no longer HEAD
 of this church!!
A CERTAIN man had long accustomed himself to eat out of
the same trough with a beast, and being rebuked for such
unclean feeding, he replied that he did not object to it, and
that by long-established custom his fathers had so fed before
him for many generations. As there was no other way of
curing him of his degrading habit, his friends began to
remove the trough, whereat he struggled and raved like a
madman, calling them robbers and villains, and many other
bad names. Meanwhile the beast at the other end of the
trough patiently submitted to lose its provender.


                          FACT
 State support of religion, by tithes and other forced
 payments, is the trough. The Irish Church feeds out of
 the same trough with the Church which it is wont to call
 the Romish beast, only it stands at the fullest end of it.
     American      churches   today,
including Baptists, who receive
benefits by tax exemption, tax
deductible gifts, and Faith Based
Initiative grants are no different
than the Church of England
receiving grants from Great Britain.
         Following information came from the
                files of the IRS on IBT

IRS Regional Commissioner - August 19, 1994
“Because a reasonable belief exists that you may not be tax exempt
or that you may be liable for tax, I have authorized…a church tax
inquiry.”

Nov. 8, 1994 - ”If we determine that you are not exempt, the service
will notify the appropriate state officials, in accordance with section
6104 (c) of the Code, that you are not an organization described in
section 501(c)(3). The service will consider your organization to be a
taxable entity.” “On Aug. 19, 1994, we sent you a notice of church
tax inquiry within the meaning of Sect. 7611(a) of the IRC to notify
you of concerns we have about your tax liability and exempt status.”
       THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR
             JULY 8, 1995

      Southside church loses state
           tax-exempt status

“Baptist Temple lost federal status as well.”

Why did the Indianapolis Baptist Temple lose its
 tax-exemption in 1995 even though they had
           relinquished it in 1986?
   Articles about IBT in Indpls. Star since 1971
           found in “SECRET” IRS files
               obtained via discovery
     (detailing alleged political and legislative activity)

•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 1,000 – 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
            Questions IBT refused to answer
             Dates covering Jan. 1, 1991 – May 31, 1994

1. Provide detailed description of your current activities. Have
   there been any changes during this period?
2. Provide copies of all of your organizing and operational
   documents, …
3. List your sources of income, donations, gifts in excess of $100.
4. List your current governing board members and officers. How
   are they elected?
5. List your staff.
6. Do you pay your staff in cash, …?
7. Do your pay for any supplies, … or similar expenses in cash?
   Why?
8. Did you make grants, gifts, or loans in excess of $100?
         Questions IBT refused to answer

9. Did you use independent contractors?
10. Describe your fundraising activities and submit
   representative copies of literature you have
   distributed soliciting contributions.
11. Describe any federal, state, and/or local laws or
   public policies with which you advocate
   noncompliance.
12. Describe any incidents in which your officers or
   members were arrested for noncompliance with
   any laws with which you advocated noncompliance.
         Questions IBT refused to answer

13. Did you intervene in any political campaign on
   behalf of, or against any candidates for public
   office?
14. Do you operate your school under a racially
   nondiscriminatory policy as required by Revenue
   Procedure 75-50?
15. Do you file Form 5578, Annual Certification of
   Racial Nondiscrimination for a Private School
   Exempt from Federal Income Tax?
         THE TRAP CLOSES
            US v IBT, a summary

The government conceded judge Barker
agreed that the Lordship of Jesus Christ is a
major doctrine of IBT.
Judge Barker declares and is sustained by the
7th circuit that Jesus Christ cannot be the sole
and exclusive head of His church, therefore,
outlawing the NT Church in the US, by
establishing a state church, totally controlled
by the IRS.
            THE TRAP CLOSES
                US v IBT, a summary

The courts in this case have declared that government is
god in the US, even over Christ‟s own blood-bought Church.
Judge Barker upheld by the 7th circuit admitted that the
IRS never assessed taxes to IBT, and admitted that the IRS
erred, but that it makes no difference.
Judge Barker, the 7th, and supreme court all have legalized
the Babaleau‟s, Inc., in Hialea, Florida, right to sacrifice
chickens but outlawed the NT Church by declaring that a
church may believe in the Lordship of Christ over His
Church, but cannot practice their belief in the Headship of
Jesus Christ over His church.
          THE TRAP CLOSES
            US v IBT, a summary

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.”

In this ruling the courts have outlawed
Baptists and other non-conformists, and
legalized the state IRS-controlled church.
In Jan., 2001, an elderly Baptist pastor gave the
following reason for not standing with the
Indianapolis Baptist Temple in their historic
struggle with the IRS.

  “We believe that tax exemption is a
  privilege not a right.”

  Note:
  Tragically this is true for tax exempt,
  public charities, but not for NT Churches.
  They are not tax exempt, but NON
  TAXABLE.
     US v BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
          (one of most cited tax cases)

Sect. 3038
“In an area as complex as the tax system, the
agency congress vests with administrative
responsibility must be able to exercise its
authority to meet changing conditions and
new problems.”
      US v BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
             (one of most cited tax cases)

Sect. 4046
“Congress, in enacting those provisions of the IRC
pertaining to the tax exempt status of religious,
charitable or education corporations, and the
deductibility of charitable contributions to such
corporations, sought to provide tax benefits to
charitable organizations, to encourage the
development of private institutions that serve a
useful public purpose or supplement or take the
place of public institutions of the same kind.”
              IRS Pub. 1828
     (the state church bible - subject to change)


 “The IRS considers this publication a living
document, one that will be revised to take into
 account future developments and feedback.”
                  Intro. Pg.
 I. How is Satan
accomplishing this
     plan?
            D.

            By
muzzling God‟s preachers and
          churches
Dr. Fido (Phideaux)
       “His watchmen are blind: they are all
ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot
bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
  Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never
  have enough, and they are shepherds that
cannot understand: they all look to their own
     way, every one for his gain, from his
                   quarter.”
           Isaiah 56:10,11
The Washington Times – 10/4/96
     “Remember therefore from whence thou
are fallen, and repent, and do the first works;
or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
   remove thy candlestick out of his place,
              except thou repent.”


            Revelation 2:5
NOT – FOR –
  PROFIT
 RELIGION
    “The priests said not, Where is the
 LORD? and they that handle the law
    knew me not: the pastors also
  transgressed against me, and the
  prophets prophesied by Baal, and
walked after things that do not profit.”

         Jeremiah 2:8
    “Hath a nation changed their gods,
 which are yet no gods? but my people
have changed their glory for that which
           doth not profit.”


         Jeremiah 2:11
 Non-Profit Org.
  U.S. Postage
     PAID
Permit NO. 6666
Indianapolis, IN
    Are preachers being muzzled?
    They are not telling me what to preach Dept
 oIRS SITES SWAGGERT MINISTRY FOR
 MIXING RELIGION, POLITICS
       COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED
Note: The trustees, or official board of the state controlled
church, is the COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
 Atlanta Constitution, Jan. 12, 1992
 oPULPIT POLITICS COULD MEAN
 TROUBLE WITH THE IRS
 Atlanta Journal, April 2, 1992
          David Gibbs Jr.
     Christian Law Association
“There is a new breed of trustees out
   there, who understand their
      fiduciary obligations.”
        (private conversation with Dr. Dixon)
  Are preachers being muzzled?

oIRS WARNS CHURCHES ABOUT
PARTISAN POLITICING
Church and State, Sept., 1992
oCOMPLAINT SAYS CHURCH ADS
BROKE TAX EXEMPT RULES
Atlanta Journal, Nov. 7, 1992
 IRS - No un-controlled churches
        in America today.

        US ATTY. Robert Metzler,
 “…The position of Indianapolis Baptist Temple …
    basically says that it allows no government
  regulation unless it voluntarily submits to it is
     simply an untenable position in society.”
                      US v IBT
US 7TH circuit court appeals oral arguments,
May 11, 2000
    IRS THROWS AMERICA‟S
      PREACHERS A BONE
              IRS PUB. 1828, Pg. 7

Individual activity by religious leaders
“The political campaign activity prohibition is not intended
to restrict free expression on political matters by leaders of
churches or religious organizations, speaking for themselves
as individuals. Nor are leaders prohibited from speaking on
important matters of public policy.        However, for their
organizations to remain tax-exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3),
religious leaders cannot make partisan comments in official
organization publications or at official church functions.
   IRS THROWS AMERICA‟S
     PREACHERS A BONE
            IRS PUB. 1828, Pg. 7

Individual activity by religious leaders
To avoid potential attribution of their comments
outside of church functions and publications,
religious leaders who speak or write in their
individual capacity are encouraged to clearly
indicate that their comments are personal and not
intended to represent the views of the organization.”
     “Having a form of
godliness, but denying the
power thereof: from such
       turn away.”

     II Tim. 3:5
         THE RETURN OF
         NICOLAITANISM
         (State Clergy Rule)
“So hast thou also them that hold
the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes,
which I hate. Repent: or else I will
come unto thee quickly, and fight
against them with the sword of my
mouth.”
Revelation 2:15,16
           Martin Luther
“If I defend the whole Christian
faith at every point, but don’t defend
it at the point where it is presently
being attacked, then I am a coward
and a traitor.”
         II.
 POST-CHRISTIAN ERA
BRINGS DIRECT ATTACKS
   BY GOVERNMENT
 AGAINST THE LORD‟S
       CHURCH
UN TARGETS ALL LOCAL
CHURCHES FOR ERADICATION
  (The Christian Alert Network, PO box 11746, Killeen, Texas 76547;
       updated Sept. 2003) *17 pg. Report available on request
SECRET OCT., 1998, WHITE
HOUSE MEETING HELD TO
DESTROY ALL UNCOOPERATIVE
CHURCHES; The five point plan was
uncovered by Texe Marrs and reported in the Aug.,
2000, Power of Prophecy Newsletter.
Indianapolis Police Officer
 Tells Street Preachers Not
To Preach In The Name Of
  Jesus And Then Arrests
Four At 500 Festival Parade
    The Trumpet, Oct., 2003
      III.
The Result of
Resisting State
  Tyranny
   A.
RIDICULE
The Indianapolis Star
 Wed. Feb. 14, 2001
        B.
   Labeled anti-
government and un-
     patriotic
 US Atty. John Ashcroft
 implies IBT buildings
 destroyed because they
   were a “terrorist”
      organization.
(At a live media event, carried by CNN and
          FOX News, Dec. 5, 2001)
      C.
Confiscation of
 Church assets
   “FEDS SEIZE
     BAPTIST
    TEMPLE”
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 14, 2001
Baptist Temple Auditorium
  CHURCH BUILDINGS
  SOLD FOR CHARTER
     SCHOOL AND
      BULLDOZED
             April, 2002
                from,
“They Tore the Old Lighthouse Down”
         Dr. Greg J. Dixon
CONCLUSION
 Pastor‟s Summit on Religious
Liberty say “Churches Can Own
            Nothing”
  Sharpesburg, GA, / Jan. 20-21, 2003



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OUR RECOMMENDATION

All NT Churches should either
organize or re-organize by filing
 the following documents with
 their county recorder‟s office:
   OH SLEEPING CHURCH
            By Betty McPherson


 Oh! Sleeping Church, with lofty spire,
   With regal robes and rich attire;
Content you sleep and think that beauty,
   Ascends to God as love and duty;
  While brave men strive, a vigil keep,
  Thou knowest not thou are asleep.
    The great deceiver will devour,
  With added zeal as comes the hour;
    Born not of darkness, but of light,
    Why will you sleep as if „tis night.
  Oppression‟s cry from many a brother,
  Should stir your soul to help another.
   Good Shepherds watch, a vigil keep,
 Blind Shepherds lead still blinder sheep.
    They follow on in comfort bound,
  They neither see nor hear the sound.
   Of currents swift and swelling tides-
 That quickly come where no one hides.
    The day of Daniel‟s truth abounds,
And knowledge reigns with stifling sounds.
 While Truth and Wisdom seek a place,
 Ye bend your vows and mock at Grace.
 Now right is wrong and wrong is right,
    And ye perceive the day as night.
    The surface facts are Satan‟s tool,
   To cause the saint to play the fool.
    Oh Church awake, resist, arise –
   Life up your heads to Eastern skies.
    Before you wake in chains of fear,
     As ease and comfort disappear.
 For you there will surely come a dawn,
When you hear Him say, Sleep on, Sleep on.
Information and paperwork for
 organizing or re-organizing a
New Testament Church may be
    obtained by contacting:

       Dr. Greg Dixon
            Email
drgregdixon@earthlink.net
        317 - 7temple
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      Greg J. Dixon
       Oct. 1, 2003

				
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