No wonder most churches in Rhode Island are truly not “growing” in the Biblical way of making disciples as the Lord Jesus commanded in Mathew 28:18-20. Why, because the Ministers/Pastors/Priests are “hog-tied” because of their Incorporation with the so-called State!
My questions is: Who are they serving? God or Mammon?
Are the “Pastor-preneurs” watching what they say because they just signed the line of their 501c3, …they just signed their Constitutional Rights away! No wonder why we don’t hear lessons and sermons on Hell, Sin, and Repentance anymore!! All these “Pastor-preneurs” just want to make their salary. Guess what? Jesus never took a salary, the Apostle Paul never took a salary. Did Peter take a salary? NO! I don’ take a salary for my ministry…!
At our fellowship of churches, Christ’s Church Fellowship, none of our churches since it was founded in 1988 has ever been a 501c3.
If there are any churches in Rhode Island that want to get out of the snare” of Caesar, and into the loving hand of Jesus’ church as a Free Church/Ministry just call 401-619-2221 and we will be happy to help. Likewise, if the Lord Jesus has called you to serve Him, just call…we will be happy to guide you into the calling that Jesus has for YOU!
We are all born-again, spirit-filled Christians, a “royal priesthood, a holy nation”…we must be serving the King of kings, not some man-made State-sponsored Incorporated church which has no say in society. We have a say, this is called the Gospel that “every creature” must hear. We have a purpose as Christians –can we turn this parched land “upside down” for the cause of Christ? (Acts 17:6)
The State-Caesar-Mammon or the Lord Jesus Christ?! What does your conscience say?
Just my two cents!
Monique M. LeMaire, Mnister Christ’s Church Fellowship