The Church chained
Someone on the Network asked about an old case where a Church was chained by the authority of the State and how the state got the power to do that which I have mentioned concerning a Baptist Church and school in Nebraska and what Dr. Everett (Sileven) Ramsey discovered the hard way.
Dr. Everett (Sileven) Ramsey also became an advocate of education without Public schools. Here is what he wrote about Government Public Schools and Why Christians Can't Use Them and tells why he thinks "Government-Run “Public Schools”, A Smashing Success, From Satan’s Perspective".
Of course many have talked about the same thing for almost a century like Paul Harvey's If I were the devil. It all comes down to who is your Father and your Covetous Practices which have cursed your children.
Here is a link to Dr. Everett (Sileven) Ramsey story and I copied the essential part below.
- Lessons From Louisville
- By Dr. Everett (Sileven) Ramsey
- Pastor of Faith Baptist Church
- Louisville, Nebraska
The following is quoted from 7 THE SUPPORT OF PASTORS section:
- It was well into this case in the year 1983, after I had already been to jail a couple of times and I was serving my third round of contempt of court, when the honorable Judge Raymond Case asked the Sheriff to bring me one night from the jail cell, about 10:00 PM, to his office on the second floor of the Cass County Court House. As I came to the door the Sheriff left; the Judge invited me in, spoke to me in very humble terms and said he wanted to visit with me for a few minutes. He then asked me to pray before we had our meeting. We both got on our knees and prayed that God would direct our discussion.
- He first began by asking me to close the school. When I refused, he asked if I would move it outside his jurisdiction. Again, I refused.
- He then made a statement that got my attention. He said, "Pastor you're 95% right in your arguments, but you are 5% wrong."
- I responded, "If you can point out where I am wrong, I will repent and make changes."
- He then pulled from the file the pleadings that had been filed and asked me to read the heading.
- I read, "The State of Nebraska et. al., Attorney General Paul Douglas vs. The Faith Baptist Church, a Nebraska Corporation."
- At that point he stopped me and said, "Would you read those last few words again?"
- I read them again, "Faith Baptist Church, a Nebraska Corporation."
- He then asked me, "Is that a heavenly corporation?"
- I replied, "No!"
- He asked me again, "Is that an angelic corporation?"
- I replied again, "No!"
- He asked me thirdly, "Well, what kind of corporation is that?"
- I responded, "According to the heading, it is a Nebraska corporation."
- He then asked me a strange question, "Who owns your buildings?"
- I answered, "The Faith Baptist .... Ah, I'm beginning to see the light. The corporation owns the property."
- The Judge responded, "Who owns the corporation?"
- I said, "Ah, Nebraska." He said, "That's right."
- He told me that he was going to padlock my church again and he wanted to explain to me that that was the most charitable thing he could do since the leaders in Lincoln, Nebraska have requested that he bulldoze it down and burn it, and the State had the jurisdiction and authority to do so because those properties belong to a corporation owned by the State of Nebraska and it is breaking the laws of the State of Nebraska which the charter forbids it from doing.
- Well, I didn't have to call my religious guru to find out if I should unincorporate. I unincorporated the church and it began to turn the case around from that point; not in the Courts, but God stepped in and ended the matter very quickly after that.
- Now, we have had a tremendous battle trying to educate Pastors about this whole concept of the Lordship of Christ and the corporation and any other ties with the government.
Of course we have a lot published on what he discovered and we share that and much more in Chapter 15. of the book The Covenants of the gods Body of Christ vs the Body of the State
- Audio http://keysofthekingdom.info/COG-15.mp3
- Text http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/gods/cog15bvb.php
It is important that the Church is not a corporation of the State nor of the Fathers of the earth to be free to do the will of our Father who art in Heaven. But it is more important that it is the Corpus of Christ.
You ministers and congregants should be doing what the early Church established by Christ was doing otherwise it is probably not His Church.
It is very important that you have a body of men and women who are not of the World but may live in it.
Where is the Daily ministration of His Church, the Pure Religion of James and Jesus? We are doing it on a very limited level because the waters of love are not yet flowing among the people. We can only speak about it and work the best we can with what we are given.
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