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Auxiliary

adjective: auxiliary
1. providing supplementary or additional help and support.
"an auxiliary nurse"
synonyms: additional, supplementary, supplemental, extra, spare, reserve, backup, emergency, fallback... "an auxiliary power source", ancillary, assistant, support, "auxiliary staff"

noun: auxiliary; plural noun: auxiliaries
1. a person or thing providing supplementary or additional help and support. "a nursing auxiliary".

  • From one point of view His Church is not an auxiliary and from another it may appear to be.
  • Friends of His Church is an auxiliary more so than His Church but could it be considered an auxiliary from a legal perspective?
  • From the point of view of agencies like the IRS do either of these two Church institutions qualify as a mere auxiliary or even an integrated auxiliary?

There are rules that apply to an auxiliary that would not apply to individual His Church and their ministers nor Friends of His Church from the IRS's point of view concerning auxiliaries so we do not use the word auxiliary to describe His Church or even Friends of His Church and use words like Altars to describe a convention of His Church Ministers or stones of an altar to describe a His Church.

Integrated[1] Auxiliary[2]

  • "The term integrated auxiliary of a church refers to a class of organizations that are related to a church or convention or association of churches, but are not such organizations themselves. In general, the IRS will treat an organization that meets the following three requirements as an integrated auxiliary of a church. The organization must:"
  • "Be described both as an Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) organization and be a public charity under Code section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3),
  • Be affiliated with a church or convention or association of churches, and
  • Receive financial support primarily from internal church sources as opposed to public or governmental sources."
"Men's and women's organizations, seminaries, mission societies and youth groups that satisfy the first two requirements above are considered integrated auxiliaries whether or not they meet the internal support requirement."[3]

These exceptions are further described in DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Internal Revenue Service, 26 CFR Part 1, TD 8640 RIN 1545-AI52

  1. Would His Church or even Friends of His Church qualify as a "public charity"?
  2. Would His Church or even Friends of His Church qualify as a merely "affiliated with a church or convention or association of churches"?
  3. Would His Church or even Friends of His Church "Receive financial support primarily from internal church sources as opposed to public or governmental sources"?

According to what we have read from the IRS point of view His Church or Friends of His Church would have to meet all "three requirements as an integrated auxiliary of a church" to qualify.

So while a minister of His Church or trustee of a Friends of His Church are providing supplementary or additional help and support in accordance with the definition of auxiliary neither His Church nor Friends of His Church seem to qualify as mere auxiliaries.

Do they qualify as "integrated auxiliaries"?

While we see the claim that "Men's and women's organizations, seminaries, mission societies and youth groups" that meet the "first two requirements above are considered integrated auxiliaries" does His Church or even Friends of His Church fit into these classes.

Friends of His Church may seem to be a shared trusteeship of His Church.

  • There are terms in a trust and in a Friends of His Church the trustee can only act as trustee by permission.
  • The trustee is responsible for the protection but not the decision making choices of distribution of the corpus in charity.
  • The Minister determines the charitable distribution while the trustee handles the means of distribution and identifies the minister as the authentic authority over the corpus of the trust.
  • The trustee may be elected by the people the same as the minister but they are appointed by the Church.

We are not creating a new independent trust from the Church but dividing trusteeship. All ministers are trustees of Christ and what belongs to Christ but the elements of their different office may change. [4]

The trust is created when someone donates some thing or the right over a thing entirely to the Church. Friends of His Church is only holding property that was given to Ministers of the Church they serve and not to the general public like an integrated auxiliary.

The funds belong to the Church but the immediate control is in the hands of a specific Church Minister or to the Church in general which includes a convention of churches. There is only one Church as there is one Christ but there are many ministers.

Trustees of a Friends of His Church trust can only give funds out when directed by the specific minister they serve or two or more ministers in convention may choose to distribute funds that are held by a trustee for general support of the Church. Trustees of a Friends of His Church do have the power to reject requests for funds from the general fund in their trust but this is based on identity problems or availability problems when concerned with limited funds. They would defer to ordained ministers of the Church or the Church in general if additional funds are required. Trustees of a Friends of His Church do not have the power to grant funds without some evidence of a Church request.

Funds are not normally donated to a Friends of His Church trust except through an existing His Church. They are not supported by the public.

Each His Church and their ministers and Friends of His Church are established by the Church. Everything other than His Holy Church which consists of qualified ordained ministers "called out" of the world for the purposes of Christ and His doctrines and ordinances, may be classified by the Church with alternate descriptions in their capacity and relationship with the purposes of the Church.

The Church is Separate

But how much power would the world have to classify the Church?

I often refer to His Church as an Altar but in truth many of these altars or especially the shared trusteeship of Friends of His Church are what was called Nethinims or public servants of the Living Stones of the Sacred Altars of God. They were part of a public charity of God in the world but not of the world.

When ever someone mentions public charity I am reminded of why the Church was persecuted by the Roman Empire and what the Christian conflict with Rome really was all about. While someone may see the Church as a public charity and certainly some church type organizations are the Church established by Jesus Christ is only His public charity. Since Jesus Christ is not a citizen of the country and His Church was established by Him for His purposes[5] then the Church in one sense is a foreign private religious charity.

The Church is the Ministers

If an such and altar is a gathering of stones as the we show in the book Thy Kingdom Comes then an Order of the Church, which is the Church is a gathering of ordained ministers, bond servants but also friends of Christ.

  • John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

His Church is the minister and should be an ordained minister. But that cannot always be and so we need others to serve in a capacity of ordained minister without being ordained.

Some of the common elements of the Kingdom that separate the Church and the world.

  1. We are ministers appointed by Jesus the Christ.
  2. We are servants and not rulers.
  3. We operate on pure charity not force.
  4. We belong to Christ for His purposes.

So terms like "A church, an interchurch organization of local units of a church, a convention or association of churches, or an integrated auxiliary of a church" do not fall under attempts to redefine words like auxiliary.

His Church and His Holy Church are Ministers of the ministery of Christ but Christ came to serve so the minister, meaning servant, serves those who serve Christ. The directive and mission is to see who can out serve the other rather than the spirit of Cain which is to rule one over the other.

The Church past and present

We often have a finite view of the past based on our view of the present. Israel was an all voluntary government with no kings or rulers and the rights of the individual was maintained by the decentralized exercise of responsibility.

The power of the state was in the hands of the people individually rather than collectively. This type of government will only work for the virtuous. Yet, there was a clear separation of Church and state. The Church in the wilderness belonged to God and yet performed a service to the people and society in general.

What passed to the Church was freely given up entirely in hope that it would come back when needed. Church and state were separate jurisdictions and the diligent of the people and their ministers kept the system uncorrupted.

To alter this balance will lead to corruption. If the Church were to exercise power over the people it would become corrupt like the Pharisees. But if the people formed a collective state and took power of the Church there would be corruption too.

If remember that the mission of the Church was Pure Religion which takes care of the needy by charity alone unspotted or unsupported by the collective or constitutional order or system of the state, then any attempt to make the welfare of the people exclusive to the state or attempt to prohibit the Church in the performance of its duty would be a violation of religious freedom.

How did the Levites, serving the congregations of the people, serve the people and their individual welfare according to God's plan?

We know they, the Church in the wilderness, received free will offerings that were burnt up to the people. Those who have read Adventures of Artifice in Languageland[6] and Corban[7] know what the altars really were and how the community was served by them in a righteous way taught by John the Baptist and Christ.

Christian relied on the system connected with their Baptism and the Ministers of His Holy Church just as those Ministers relied on the Elders of Congregations.

If we look at the past do we get a glimpse of the plan?

  • Ezra 2:70 So the priests, and the Levites, and [some] of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

Nethinims is from the word nathan which is a gift or to give. They say they were "slaves or servants" assigned to the Levites and priests for service in the sanctuary.

Ministers who are not ordained are slaves in another system so they are not really Nethinims except when they act ex officio. The rest of the time they serve another master.

Porters are gatekeepers may also served like tellers distributing funds according to the directives of the Levites.

Singers were messengers and carriers and actually comes from a word meaning traveler.

His Church is part of the elements of the altar of His Holy Church but has more direct choices over the funds each minister receives because of the mandate to not exercise authority one over the other and yet be Benefactors.

Trustees of Friends of His Church do not have as much choice. They are more gatekeepers making sure that funds go to the right place.

None of these institutions of the Church should fall under any new definition of an auxiliary because they are all voluntary positions operating by charity.

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== Footnotes ==
  1. to combine (two or more things) to form or create something.
    to make (something) a part of another larger thing.
  2. "A church, an interchurch organization of local units of a church, a convention or association of churches, or an integrated auxiliary of a church" are terms related to the Church but often defined differently.
    See �1.6033-2(h) regarding the definition of integrated auxiliary of a church;
    (h) Integrated auxiliary --(1) In general. For purposes of this title, the term integrated auxiliary of a church means an organization that is--
      • (i) Described both in sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2), or (3);
      • (ii) Affiliated with a church or a convention or association of churches; and
      • (iii) Internally supported.
  3. Source: Publication 1828, Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations.
  4. "Trustee (or the holding of a trusteeship) is a legal term which, in its broadest sense, can refer to any person who holds property, authority, or a position of trust or responsibility for the benefit of another, also a trustee can be a person who is allowed to do certain tasks but not able to gain income." Wikipedia
  5. CHURCH In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate his doctrines and ordinances. A body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of one faith, and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies. Black's Law Dictionary 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th eds.
  6. Adventures of Artifice in Languageland. The sophistry of words has deceived man and led him from God. Sacrifice was meant to bring us closer to Him again. Where has the sophistry of our sacrifice led us? http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/sacrifice.php
  7. The Corban of the Pharisees
    It made the word of God to none effect.
    Is our Corban making the word of God to none effect today?
    http://www.hisholychurch.org/sermon/corban.php

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