Brick and Mortar Church Buildings are not BIBLICAL
It is totally absurd to think that any Government any were would do otherwise.
From China to the rice paddies of Vietnam to the halls of Washington.
Matthew 22:20-22, and Luke 20:25
By the Church applying for and getting a (501c3) tax exempt status, it goes and falls under Caesar’s control.
Is the “Church” Brick and mortar? Or is it Spirit? And where does the following scripture fall?
Our Lord and Saviour is the “Rock”!! It is our LORD who builds his “CHURCH”!!!!!!
Some of the best gatherings are underground “Churches” who do NOT and will NOT have any part of buildings or beholding to the Government. In fact they hide from the Government.
the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven.
For a compression member, such as a column, the principal stress comes mainly from axial forces, that is forces that fall along one line, usually the centerline. A pillar or column literally exists as a compression system bears the weight.
Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. For a detailed discussion, see Political and Lobbying Activities. For more information about lobbying activities by charities, see the article Lobbying Issues; for more information about political activities of charities, see the FY-2002 CPE topic Election Year Issues.”
This is 487 pages long. It is just a drop in the bucket in what brick and mortar “Churches” have to follow to keep their (TAX FREE STATUS)
Here's a good example:
New York law forces Churches and Christian groups to hire pro-abortion employees.
Wake up people. The Supreme Court wants the Government controlling the church. Here's a perfect example:
From first hand experience living in Vietnam for many years the only true Christian worship is in the underground churches. The Communist government totally controls all aspects of the few Christian churches in the country. Only the Catholic churches and the Buddhist pagodas operate freely.
The Beast Virtual National Church Call to Easter Worship Franklin Graham
One Protestant church of many I attended in Vietnam was so deeply infiltrated by the Babylonian Whore Church aka Catholic Church, they told me I couldn't take communion unless the Priest gave it to me. Also, all sermons in Communist countries have their sermons scripted and approved by the government.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. ….
Please read: Who the Nicolaitans? LINK
NOTE: We are not in agreement with the Nicolaitan link in regards to their belief in keeping the Sabbath and forbidding holidays. However all other aspects of the study are solid scripture based facts regarding the today's wicked practice in the church building operation.
For we know that if our earthly a house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  We are confident, I say , and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be
Here's another excerpt from a study about how God never wanted a temple:
Quote: "Of course the most imposing of the structures was the Temple constructed by King David’s son Solomon. Though David wanted to build a Temple for God, there are serious questions about whether God wanted a temple.
The idea for the Temple started when David compared his massive palace with the simple, little tent that he had set up to house the Ark of the Covenant. Playing in the background of all this were the elaborate temples that kings of other nations built to worship their pagan gods.
Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies, 2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains.” (2 Samuel 7:1-2 NASV)
So David consulted with the prophet Nathan to see if he should build a temple. Initially, Nathan told David to build whatever was on his heart (verse 3). But at this point, Nathan was delivering his opinion on the matter and not the Lord’s.
That same night Nathan received a dream where God said that David was not to build a temple. God had dwelt in Moses’s Tabernacle and David’s tent and never asked any of the tribes to build a temple and God did not want David to build one either (2 Samuel 7:4-7).
But the dream didn’t stop there. The Lord says that instead of David building a house for God, God was going to build a house for David through one of his descendants:
11 even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. The Lord also declares to you that the Lord will make a house for you. 12 When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
16 Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”’” (2 Sam 7: 11-13, 16 NASV).
But notice that his descendant’s throne would reign forever.
This was clearly a reference to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The church that was Christ’s body would be God’s temple (John 2:20-21; 1 Corinthians 3:16) and the believers would be the living stones of that temple (1 Peter 2:5). God was going to dwell in the hearts of His people like He did on the Ark of the Covenant (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
God wanted believers to be His temple, not some structure made of stone and wood.
But notice David’s reaction. He misconstrued that prophecy and thought it meant that his immediate son Solomon was supposed to build the temple (1 Chronicles 22:7-10).
Though God told David not to build the Temple, he purchased all the materials, designed it, selected the place where to build it and even arranged the labor force (1 Chronicles 22:2-5; 1 Chronicles 21:24-26).
David did all the work and all Solomon had to do was give the order to build. Though technically it was Solomon who built the temple, it was actually David who told his son to “arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the Lord God” (1 Chronicles 22:18-19).
Once Solomon completed construction, he moved the Ark of the Covenant from David’s tabernacle into the Temple and the glory of God fell so heavy the priests could not stand to minister (2 Chronicles 7:1-3)." End Quote.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said
However, the Roman Church desires to force upon its members all sorts of sacramental laws and rituals in order to keep them faithful to "the Church". Such practices are foreign to the New Testament.
The New Testament never speaks of a special priest class to rule over the laity. In fact, Peter forbids this in I Peter 5:3: "Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock." The "Nicolaitans" ("to conquer the laity") were also guilty of this wicked practice, and Jesus Christ said He HATES it (Rev. 2:6). By appointing priests, bishops, archbishops and popes, the Catholic Church has constructed a system which rules well over half a billion people!” (quote taken from Bible Believers handbook of heresies)
Although there are astonishing details and parallels between this scripture and the details of post 9-11 events, we must understand that EPHRAIM is modern day Rome, The Vatican, not America. Also the inhabitant of Samaria is the AntiChrist, not America.
This is a divine revelation. The Lord spoke his word to Israel through Malachi.
“ Remember the stones used in building the temple. (1 Kings 6:7) In regard to these stones it was commanded that no tool should be used upon them while the house was building; it was also commanded that stones for an altar should not be hewn. (Exod. 20:25) It means that in religion and worship we must build with genuine truths as the Lord gives them to us in His Word, and must not distort and fashion them to suit ourselves. This suggests the meaning of the bricks; they are artificial and represent not genuine truths but fictions of humanity’s own making. (A. 1296, 1298)
Masonic Connection to King Solomon
The decendents of the fallen Angel's > first Masons built Solomon's temple that God didn't request nor desire. Please go to time 23:00 on this link
God requested a Tabernacle please see pictorial Hebrew Text in Genesis 1:1
The Psychology of Religion and BUILDINGS
generally into four divisions:... emotional sensation sought in seeking a spiritual experience. “ Spiritual Man page 179
It is 1 Corinthians chapter 3
As you listen the verses that are really powerful are 9-11