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Court Says Church Cannot Keep Tithes, Part 1
On December 16, 2013 the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a bankruptcy court's decision and ruled that a church had to turn over to a bankruptcy trustee the tithes and offerings it received from a couple because they filed for bankruptcy. Shortly after the couple filed for bankruptcy, the trustee in charge of the bankruptcy went after the church to which the couple had given their tithes for the previous two years. The trustee claimed that the law, under 11 USC 548(a)(1)(B), authorized him to recover all the contributions made by the couple to the church in 2008 and 2009 because the couple contributed more than 15% of their gross annual income to the church (Word of Life Christian Center). The church agreed that the couple gave more than 15% but also held that the law protected the church from having to forfeit 100% of the contributions to the trustee. The church cited section 548(a)(2) and claimed that it was required to return only the portion of the contributions that exceeded 15% of the couple's gross annual income. The court disagreed with the church. It ruled that the language of the law was plain; that even if the contributions exceeded 15% of the couple's annual gross income by just one cent, the church would have to forfeit to the trustee all of the contributions it had received from the couple. Most churches in America do not know that the law allows bankruptcy trustees to render void the tithes that churches receive from its members if the member later files for bankruptcy if the members tithes and offerings combined is greater than 15% of their income.
Thank God we are American. We are blessed to be a Live today. So go show some Love today. I just want to say I Love you and I love America !
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is Free from Jail ! To God be the glory !
From Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani
To: All those who are concerned and worried about my current situation.
First, I would like to inform all of my beloved brothers and sisters that I am in perfect health in the flesh and spirit. And I try to have a little different approach from others to these days, and consider it as the day of exam and trial of my faith. And in these days which are hard in order to prove your loyalty and sincerity to God, I am trying to do the best in my power to stay right with what I have learned from God's commandments.
I need to remind my beloveds, though my trial due has been so long, and as in the flesh I wish these days to end, yet I have surrendered myself to God's will.
From time to time I am informed about the news which is spreading in the media about my current situation, for instance being supported by various churches and famous politicians who have asked for my release, or campaigns and human rights activities which are going on against the charges which are applied to me. I do believe that these kind of activities can be very helpful in order to reach freedom, and respecting the human rights in a right way can bring forth great results in this.
I want to appreciate all those are trying to reach to this goal. But at the other hand, I'd like to announce my disgust at insulting words or activities which make stress and trouble, which unfortunately are done with the justification (excuse) of defending human rights and freedom, for the final result is so clear and obvious for me. Insulting the belief of other nations or people, whether they be a majority or minority, is not accepted and is an unworthy deed, specifically for those who have this teaching to love and respect others more than themselves and treat them the same as you want to be treated.
So I ask all the beloved ones to pray for me as the holy word has said. At the end I hope this be prepared as soon as possible, as the authorities of my country will do with free will according to their law and commandments which are answerable to.
May God's Grace and Mercy be upon you now and forever.
Amen. Youcef Nadarkhani
It Time to Pray for President Obama
Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions
Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack
But the apparent decision to keep the U.S. in the dark also stems from Israel's frustration with the White House
Jesus Christ is a Jew. We are his spiritual bride . We have then same right as Jerusalem Jews people have. So will the Church go through this ?
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity. A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them
Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them. Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by. So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that are round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken it. When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread: so will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.
For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it. And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
Iran delaying decision on fate of Christian pastor
Court rules verdict won't come for another year
An Iranian court has said it will delay a final verdict on the case of imprisoned Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani for a year.
Previous reports said that Nadarkhani's case – he's accused of leaving Islam and could be sentenced to death – would be decided in mid-December by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Sayyed Khameini. Khameini has not announced a decision.
Pastor Nadakhani was arrested and convicted of apostasy in 2009 for allegedly leaving Islam, a charge he denied by saying that he was never a Muslim.
International Christian Concern's Aidan Clay says the delay in a decision is a careful but deliberate decision by Iran's judiciary.
"Recent reports indicate that the presiding judge over Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's case was ordered by the head of the judiciary to postpone the announcement of Youcef's verdict for another year, meaning Youcef will remain in prison," Clay said.
Clay adds that even a month ago, the Iranians were promising a decision by the middle of this month.
"Only a month ago, the court said it would make a decision by mid-December. The court had handed the decision over to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, following fervent international pressure in October. Whether or not Khamenei made a decision is not known, but the verdict that was expected to be announced in the coming days has instead been put off once again," Clay said.
Clay believes the real reason for the delay is that the Iranians are hoping human rights groups will forget about the Iranian pastor.
"Undoubtedly, authorities are hoping that the international community will forget about Youcef altogether. However, up until now, that has not been the case as international attention continues to grow. On December 9, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for Youcef’s immediate and unconditional release," Clay said.
"Her statement followed the demands of others, including Britain, Canada, France, Mexico, and a European Parliament resolution. Groups like the ACLJ have done an outstanding job by acquiring hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition to raise awareness of Youcef’s plight," Clay said.
"There is no doubt that the considerable amount of attention on the case has played a vital role in keeping Youcef alive," Clay said.
Clay believes the Iranians will use the time to accomplish their main objective – to get the pastor to deny his faith.
"Iranian authorities will clearly use the lengthened imprisonment and the extensive amount of pressure it entitles to attempt to persuade Youcef to recant his Christian faith," Clay said.
Sociality have level us all out :
Common people and Preachers
Owners and Workers alike
Riches People and No bodies alike
Buyer and Sellers
Bankers and Debtors and Beggars alike
The haves and have -nots alike
Lenders and Borrowers
We are finding ourselves saying like King Solomon Vanity !
Sometimes people are not immediately punished for the bad things they do. Their punishment is slow to come, and that makes other people want to do bad things too.
A sinner might do a hundred evil things and still live a long time. But I know that it is still better to obey and respect God. Evil people don’t respect God, so they will not get good things or live long lives. Their lives will not be like the shadows that become longer and longer as the sun goes down. There is something else that happens on earth that does not seem fair. Bad things should happen to bad people, and good things should happen to good people. But sometimes bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. This is not fair.
Just like when you was a slaves to this system of this world. God said I will break the chains that hold them. I will save them from the powerful hands of those who made them slaves. Then they will know that I am the Lord.
God gave you a divorce from the world system of life. But you decide to take the back door. You became a Sharecropper. You went to work for someone else Business . Some went to the state / city Government jobs. You receive your portion of the harvest. But soon found out it couldn’t met you needs. So you had to go to college and get a degree . Only to find out that your new job was build on a foundation of sinking sand. It left you with creditor calling you and bills. Only thing you find yourself doing is ask for extend of credit and that come with restriction on your life. Now you are in a perpetual cycle of debt.
God saying I’m the One comforting you. What are you afraid of or who ? Some man or woman who’ll soon be dead ? Some poor wretch destined for dust ? You’ve forgotten me, God, who made you, and I sent my only beloved son Jesus !
Jesus said I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it
More Abundantly !
This Christmas make a commit to Live Jesus Way of Life Style !
Go Create a BUSINESS of Your Own ! No More Sharecropper Life Style for You !
You Are A King `s Child !
Please pray for the Women and Children whom are in Human Trafficking. They need our prayer. It`s all over the world. Let`s wake up and stand up for JESUS !
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