Hanukkah, Constantine, and The Johnson Amendment
The new Trump Tax Code has a prevision to get rid of the Johnson Amendment.
The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches.
The amendment is named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, who introduced it in a preliminary draft of the law in July 1954.
Many Christians are excited about getting rid of this amendment thinking it will give them freedom to show support for the person of their choice running for a position in government.
The truth is this would tear down the wall between church and state and we would be in great danger of the same issues that believers had with the Roman Emperor Constantine.
A hard fought battle for the culture not to do away with the true culture of the Bible was found in the story of Hanukkah preserved in the books of the First and Second Maccabees, which describe in detail how the Maccabees stood against the greek revolt to change the Bible culture history.
Getting rid of the Johnson amendment would create a mingled seed that would put us in great danger with the mixing of Church and State.
I agree Paul, I did a teaching on this a while back that can be found here: https://youtu.be/0RJCGI9Lfys
Thanks for your fight against becoming a ‘creature of the state.’
Shalom in the Truth, brother!
Interesting Paul, what do you think of Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital?
it is wonderful
i would add, ‘if you’re an INCORPORATED’ non-profit then you are subject to the Johnson amendment.
I agree, we do have a King, and He is in Heaven, to quote Daniel. and that King will raise up people of His choosing for His will.
His will and his commandments are the same thing
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