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Old 02-14-2018, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default Should a church seek for incorporation?

Does scripture prohibit registering a local church at the SEC (Security Exchange Commission) or the 501(c)(3) incorporation in the United States?

It seems to me that one of the major reason of divison among the Local Churches in the Philippines was over church incorporation. Isn't this quite a minor disagreement?

There are several reasons from the negative side to disregard church incorporation:

1. It becomes a religion.
2. The government becomes the head of the church.
3. The church is registered in heaven, not on earth (Hebrews 12:23).
4. Matthew 22:21 and Mark 12:17
5. The church marries the world.
6. Article 2 Sec. 6 "The separation of Church and State.

Does registering a Church in the SEC negate its authenticity?

They are worst than I thought than those of the members of the LCM. They considered those registered churches worldly and therefore are told by their elders to refrain from fellowshipping with other Christians. Extreme exclusivism from these former LCers.
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