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COURT REFUNDS TITHE
Recently, in a case without precedent in American legal history, the State Supreme Court of Texas decreed that tithes and offerings be returned to church members and that the church property be sold to provide means for the refund.
This decision allows that any disgruntled contributor by court action may demand a return of his donated monies, whereas Federal law negates the return of non-profit funds and exposes this ruling as unconstitutional.
Experienced observers state that if this ruling is allowed to stand, all religious and non-profit organizations are in jeopardy of being forced to refund all donations, and that the traditional separation of church and state, as well as the financial health of these organizations, will cease to exist.
Liberty-loving American - -
Write the Supreme Court of Texas demanding
the repeal of this disasterous court ruling.
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BILL of RIGHTS -Amendments
Congress shall make no law respecting an 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.
THE CONSTITUTION gives you the right to worship as you wish without interference of Government.
The Constitution of both the United States and the State of Texas guarantee religious freedom. In flagrant violation of these guarantees, the Federal and Texas Courts have legalized Sunday laws. And now the Texas Court has decreed that tithes and offerings be returned to church members and that the church property be sold to provide means for the refund!!!
Tithe-paying Christians gladly support the church in obedience to the Lord's command believing they have received the promised blessing. But now that man has taken into his hands to refund the tithe, not only the American and Texas Constitutions are voided BUT THE BIBLE ITSELF! What a tragedy!
1888"The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of Spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience."-The Great Controversy, p. 588.
"Brother V.T. Houteff (founder of the Davidians) states emphatically that the mark of the beast is first in the church and then in the world... Do you know what the mark of the beast is, in the church? ...it is something that will take us by surprise because it is right among us, in the midst of our Davidian Brethren in the church... It was unthinkable a few years ago that the Two- Horned Beast would attempt to use New Mt.Carmel and the Davidian Association for a proving ground and as a tool for his "image" beast - for setting a precedent in Texas... Just give this experience at New Mt. Carmel an opportunity to develop if you will. Organized Religion, with the Court's Protestant judge and Catholic lawyer, is attempting to set a precedent. If they can close the Davidian Church by seizing its property, closing its doors, and deciding what is to be done with its finances, they have made a big step in the direction of the Rev. 13:11-18 organization." The Flying Roll rev. pp. 19-24.
Some point out Isaiah 33:9, "...Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits" and apply Carmel to the former Davidian headquarters. They also say that Bashan represents S.D.A. and that what happened in Court to the Davidians may happen next to Seventh-day Adventists. They even say that Jesuits have infiltrated the church to undermine it from within, and they tell us to read Sister white's vision in Testimonies, Vol. 1, p. 578.
what you can do
Everyone must pray for our Brethren at the Headquarters of the work in Takoma Park, Washington, D.C. The warning of the Fifth Angel is, that soon no one will be permitted to buy or sell in Takoma Park without receiving the mark of the beast which is enforced by the image beast of Rev. 13:11-18. Therefore, the admonition to Headquarters in Takoma Park is to sell General Conference and move before they are forced to either flee (Isa. 30:15, 16) or receive the mark of the beast. Failure to act promptly will not only jeopardize their own chances of salvation, but will risk the safety of the whole church. Every true-hearted Seventh-day Adventist, Davidian, and Branch S.D.A. should agitate the Brethren concerning this very serious matter, that they may be alerted to Satan's efforts to deceive, if possible, the very elect.
REGISTER YOUR PROTEST WITH THE TEXAS, SUPREME COURT --FOR IF ITS CASE STANDS ALL CHURCHES ARE IN JEOPARDY