Church, A “Non Profit” for Profit Business
Many who attend religious buildings called “church” can accept the fact that their denominational entity is a religious "non-profit" religious charity, but will scoff when it is called “big business.” I think there would no doubt about it, if you wanted to find a way to make easy money, it would be starting a “legitimate” business called “church.” It would be very lucrative and easy way to make mammon for yourself.
The “gospel” of “church” is a business of acquiring money before the “work of God” can be done. If you think about it, apparently without the acquisition of mammon, the dispensation and outworking of “God’s plan” would not be able to be implemented.
How would anyone be able to do the “work of God” without the financed services of the “church?”
Without the direction of salaried ecclesiastical operators, the legalities of doing things in the “name of God” would be a “futile” endeavour, would it not?
Unfortunately, this is the thinking of those who partake in the business ventures of “church.” The “gospel” (business plan) is deemed as “moral” and “ethical” because the “laws” have been written in their favor.
Salaried mediators are required to bring “blessing” to those who attend their facilities of business (“worship”). Officials called “pastors” cater the service to loosen the purse strings of the members of the “non-profit” for profit corporate denominational entity calling the "worship" (business) meeting to order.
Registering as a Tax Exempt Non-Profit Entity
The foundation and cornerstone of the denominational “church” entity starts by applying for a registered name in the areas they plan to conduct business (the “gospel”). The “value” of the business is dependent upon how many shareholders (“church members”) are "spiritually" connected to fund the overhead and programs of the facility.
“Church” members love the idea of applying the perks of having “non-profit” status. They believe that this “gospel” they sell in the name of "charity" will benefit all of mankind. All that is required is mammon to finance the salaries of their ordained clergy to implement it. The hirelings feed the masses their denominational brand name propaganda and mandate their by-laws to herd the sheeple in the "spiritual" direction they want them to go.
Tax except status is a perk of the clergy class to make mammon called personal income that comes from donations (tithes) of the sheeple. The religious upper crust can easily “make a living” off of them as they give themselves special titles before their names giving them special status, privileges and entitlement among their membership. They devise many slick marketing money making schemes to stimulate more donations for the profit of their religious “non-profit” organization. It's a win win scenario every time.
Often the profits of the “non-profit” exceed expectations. Salaries can then be raised and more religious programs are devised to keep the sheeple busy. This is done to balance the expense side of the balance sheet. Esteemed programs called “missions” are a good way to hide mammon overseas as a “work of the gospel.” These types of programs are deemed as good investment strategies as funds can be placed in offshore accounts called the “mission field,” or a named “charity” (business) of their liking. The sheeple just love the power points their salesmen create for them advertising all the great things that “God” is doing “in their midst” and “overseas.”
Excess income in the world of religious “non-profit” for profit must fall under the guise called an “expense.” Top corporate religious leaders travel guilt free in first class to many exotic locations taking pictures of themselves with the starving and impoverished.
Without them telling us and showing us their propaganda, who would know that there are people starving and impoverished in the world?
All it takes is a little pulling of the heartstrings and the product is sold. A speech with “Jesus said,” or “God says” confirms their “divine” religious denominational corporate business agenda.
Who could deny their “truth?”
The sincere simple folk listen, applaud and believe whatever their mediators tell them. “Business is booming!” and “who can deny “God’s blessings?”
Buying and selling commodities called “gifts” are the ears and mouths of to their “God” called mammon. New concocted scenarios in the name of “prophecy” are ways to control the sheeple. The product, the literature and the pitch are easily delivered. Selling is easy, and business is good.
Investments in social media, television and the Internet come to fruition in short time. Making merchandise of the people in the religious corporate “non-profit” for profit entity succeeds in making sincerely trusting biblically ignorant sheeple. More people in the building means more money in the bag.
The religious salaried elite must balance the profit (seeds) with expenses (marketing programs). Anything done in the name of “work” for the “gospel” is covered in “gravy;” it is tax-free. Offshore accounts and assets called the “mission field” maintain the “morals” and “ethics” of their tax-exempt status put into action.
The legalities of the business of mammon in the name of religion are done under the guise of “church.” Terms such as bonuses and retirement plans of the benefactors are replaced with more benevolent terms to conceal their true intentions and not to lose any “faithful givers.” After all, the “non-profit” for profit would not exist without honest, good and loving people who “sow good seeds” (profit) in “fertile ground” (“church”) for the "gospel "(business product).
Once the sheeple are sold on “sowing seeds,” they will just about accept almost anything their "shepherd" (business director) says.
A Rosy Picture, or is It?
The “fertile ground” they call “church” and the “mission field” (overseas assets) is all a front. The “pastor”(CEO) posing in a picture (propaganda) with impoverished children with flies on their face avoids any scrutiny from the sheeple. To question the "ethics" of their business means that you would be okay with letting little children starve in the streets.
When the “pastor” says, “We need to sow more seeds,” it is code words for “show me the money!” “Blessing” means profit by working (selling) the “gospel” message. Simply put, their “gospel” is a marketing tactic for the acquisition of mammon under the banner of “non-profit” for profit claiming to be doing the “work of God” (business).
The drugs sold in the religious corporate “non-profit” for profit system are gimmicks and clichés. The sheeple are addicted to them and fall for them every time as the bank accounts of the religious entitled elite get bigger and bigger. They say they have been “called to serve,” but this is just another funding arm for personal gain in the very lucrative business opportunities in the world of “church.”
NO ONE IS ABLE TO SERVE TWO MASTERS, for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and he will despise the other. You are not able to serve GOD AND MAMMON.
– Matthew 6:24
The word “mammon” is not particularly money in itself, but has a broader deeper spiritual meaning. It is something that is personal and seductive enslaving people through the medium of the monetary. It is an evil spirit behind the misuse of money, or assets.
Yahshua made some distinctions between what and whom people serve. Many will be led to their destruction in the “name of God” because they have fallen for the seductive and addictive power of mammon. The evil spirit enslaves the heart, which is why Yahshua made a point of talking about it as much as he did about the Kingdom of God.
How many call excessive profits and bonuses in the name of religion “blessing?”
The fact is, those who partake of the business of “church” are not blessed, but cursed because of their greedy ways. Greed under the banner of mammon is a work of the forces of the spiritual realm tailored to destroy those under its spell. On the surface their "works" seem holy, but they are actually profane in the sight of Yahweh.
Because to us the wrestling is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against the SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL in the heavenly realms. – Ephesians 6:12
The Power of Mammon
yahshua knew the seductive power of mammon, and that is why he said it would keep many from entering the Kingdom of God.
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. SELL ALL THAT YOU HAVE AND DISTRIBUTE TO THE POOR, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, FOLLOW ME.” – Luke 18:22
In this case, Yahshua recognized the spirit of mammon that was over the rich ruler. It had a grip on him. Unfortunately, he missed becoming a follower of Christ. On the other hand, Zacchaeus was able to break free from the grip of mammon and follow the way of Yahshua.
And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. AND IF I HAVE DEFRAUDED ANYONE OF ANYTHING, I RESTORE IT FOURFOLD.” – Luke 19:8
The spirit of our society is mammon driven. People are not content, but desire to store up more and more things for themselves. They do not think about the needs of others first. Media, television and advertising feed the desire to support greed. Wealthy religious celebrities show off their wealth for all to see to seduce others to follow after their ways. Their goal is to generate more spending to increase profits.
For what will it PROFIT a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? - Matthew 16:26
Mammon is a spirit of bondage that must be broken. It is a system that has been ingrained into society as being “normal,” but Yahshua Messiah is calling those who will hear to come out from this controlling power and follow him. Following him means to seek first the Kingdom of God, not man-devised money making schemes.
What are We Seeking First?
But SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD and his RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33
When Yahshua walked the earth, he called those he came across to change their priorities and to put trust in his Father first.
HE WHO SUPPLIES seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the HARVEST OF YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. – 2 Corinthians 9:10
It is interesting that connection between Mathew 6:33 and 2 Corinthians 9:10.
The corporate denominational “non-profit” for profit “church” are the kingdoms of men that many seek first. This is unrighteous behaviour no matter how many ways they want to spin and candy coat it. Unfortunately, most are walking the wide road that leads to destruction because mammon will never advance them, or anyone else in the Kingdom of God.
Greedy pursuit in the “name of God” is the business of “church.” Profits are a result of the commodities of trade by squeezing the almighty dollar till it hollers mammon in “Jesus’ name.” Mammon fools under the guise of being “anointed” luring people to trust in religious man-made moneymaking schemes to advance what they call the “gospel.”
The Vain Appeal for Mammon
The main resource you rely on that you believe will advance the Kingdom of God will make the distinction between what and whom you serve. Heavy reliance on the natural things of this world will affect your spiritual relationship with Yahweh. The schemes of the religious system rely heavily on the natural to get things done because the monetary is their only means of survival. It is materialism attempting to meet the spiritual needs of the sheeple.
The spirit of mammon will exude a certain lifestyle that takes focus away from worshiping God to a supporting a religious business that must draw off of carnal resources, rather than Kingdom "storehouses."
“Blessed are those who HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they shall be satisfied. – Matthew 5:6
The religious “non-profit” for profit business called “church” hungers and thirsts for mammon. To deny this would be to ignore the vast administrative hierarchical structures that demands money to finance it. The many devices that they use to obtain money surpass even the sales tactics of a car lot. Religious facilities are built and erected for the praise of men, rather than the glory of Yahweh.
How do we know this?
Every denomination can be traced back to a particular man who founded their particular brand of doctrine to obtain greater wealth and power.
For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, THAT WE MIGHT NOT BE A BURDEN TO ANY OF YOU, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. – 1 Thessalonians 2:9
Somehow this verse and other ones like it have been completely ignored.
If anyone claims to be a man of God, then why are they pandering to take resources from other people for their own profit and gain?
It is because the spirit of mammon is controlling them making selfishness and greed the cornerstone of their “work.” These men believe that God’s favor is a commodity that can be bought and sold on the market they call the “gospel.”
Many fall for the false “gospel” that God requires our money so that in return He will come through for us by meeting our needs.
Can you see the perversion in these words?
Out of the sheeple’s greed and desperation, they fall for the appeals of their salaried mediators. Words like "sowing seeds," “fundraising” and “mission work” are used as tools to sell their products.
When there is an appeal for money that promises something from God in return, it is a perversion of the Gospel. Do not buy into this bunk as it will always appeal to the tactics of greedy men.
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued not addicted to much wine, NOT GREEDY FOR DISHONEST GAIN. – 1 Timothy 9:11
How is it that most have ignored Christ’s words by not seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness?
Does God’s faithfulness rest on the works of mammon?
God’s grace, mercy, provision and faithfulness can be neither be bought nor sold.
But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD OBTAIN THE GIFT OF GOD WITH MONEY! – Acts 8:20
Those who put money in the offering plates will give with the expectation of getting something in return. If they don’t get the service or "blessing" they want, they move on to some other business to but what they want. The business of “church” is all about the precious building and buying the religious indulgences therein. Grace has been turned into the art of investment into carnal man-driven ideas. The “gospel” preached is a financial plea with the purpose of making merchandise out of each new member.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. - 2 Peter 2:3
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all COVETOUSNESS, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” – Luke 12:15
The motivation of greed must reign supreme when the “gospel” has become a business. This heresy is accepted as the norm, but Yahweh will not tolerate it and all those those who partake of it will face the coming judgment.
“COME OUT OF HER, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues – Revelation 18:4
Are You Part of the Religious Mammon System?
How do you know whether you are supporting the spirit of mammon that manifests in the religious “church” system?
Here is a list. If anything on the list is checked just once, you have been duped.
- Non-profit status has been filed with the government.
- Membership is an expectation.
- People are hired to conduct affairs.
- The necessity of collecting the monetary must be incorporated into every meeting.
- By-laws, creeds and statement of beliefs must be written up to govern the people.
- Corporate officers and board of directors will be assigned to direct the affairs of the corporation.
- The corporation must be given a name.
- An application and consultation with a tax lawyer and accountant to handle the affairs of the monetary.
- A good understanding of the rules and guideline of tax except status must be upheld to ensure the best interests of the shareholders.
- Confirmation of 501(c) 3 status for legitimate recognition.
- Acquire a bank account and file returns with the government tax agency as a legal entity.
- Find a building that is aesthetically pleasing and put a sign above the front doors calling it “church.”
- Come under the umbrella of a denomination.
- Put a unique personality upon the stage to draw in more potential members.
Faith and Obedience
Doing the work of God is never about taking people’s money to finance and fundraise under a religious business name. It is the spirit of mammon that demands finances before anything can be done in the “name of God.”
Being a part of expanding the Kingdom of God is not about pushing for pledges, donations, tithes, or whatever word is used to fill the coffers. Those who already understand Kingdom principles know that they always have access to the "storehouse of God." The resources have already been provided, it is up to us to walk in faith and obedience and see it come to fruition. Faith is not going out to “drill for oil” first. Our Father Himself supports His own work; it is not man's. To ask for money to do the work of God that is already supported fully by God is extortion.
We do not labour for the Kingdom based on the size of our pockets, but by the measure of our faith.
Do we put our faith in what man can do for us, or what God can do?
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN MAN and makes flesh his strength - Jeremiah 17:5
God's Resources, or Man's?
It is dead faith to believe in religious men who require your money from you in order to do God’s work. We have all the Kingdom resources available to us. Lobbying for the monetary and holding fund raising meetings are carnal ways that men rely on their own strength to get things done.
Is the work of God a business?
As followers of Yahshua Messiah we have access to Yahweh’s unlimited resources. The work of God is exactly what it is; it is the work of God. We do not need permission from a person who runs a corporate business called “church” to do God’s will beforehand.
We are causal agents for God to do His work. He does not need our money to do it. All we need to do is walk out our faith in righteousness and obedience. God is not dependent upon us, but we must be dependent on Him to be a part of expanding His Kingdom.
The Price has been Paid
The ecclesiastical men have become the religious appointed “gods” of mammon. They have made themselves the purveyors of “God’s work,” which is another term for buying and selling the wares of the “gospel” of their own making.
The price has been paid through Yahshua. Paying for something that has already been paid for is kind of ridiculous isn’t it?
Yet, many are continually unloading their purses and wallets to find man's agenda.
Are you in the business of “church?”
Is mammon is your god?
Repent, and seek first the Kingdom of God.
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