CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – The noose around the neck of churches and religious parachurch organizations that do not play along with the demands of the social gods has just tightened again. As reported by the Christchurch, NZ Press,New Zealand has pulled the plug on a Toronto based international ministry that pioneers harvest work to people who struggle to overcome unwanted homosexuality. The reason is not because of financial mismanagement or falsifying documents or any sort of legal impropriety. Their crime: the message that homosexuals can change.
A Christian trust that claims to be able to “cure” homosexuality has been declined charitable status.
The Exodus Ministries Trust Board is affiliated with the United States-based Exodus Global Alliance, which claims “change in homosexuality is possible through the power of Jesus Christ”.
The New Zealand trust appears to keep a low profile, but also claims its members work with churches to counsel and “cure” homosexuals.
Exodus Ministries has had charitable status, exempting it from income tax, for more than a decade but the status was removed by the Charities Commission this month under a regime introduced in 2007.
The commission said the trust was not performing any public benefit because homosexuality was not a mental disorder and did not need curing.
The commission noted that the American Psychological Association said there was little scientific evidence to show that homosexuality could be “cured” and attempts to do so could cause harm.
The trust argued it had a legitimate point of view and provided support to homosexuals during “very difficult times”. It said gay support organisations, such as Rainbow Youth, had been granted charitable status.
The article also mentions (perhaps to suggest there was no discrimination against Exodus Global), that the Charities Commission had rejected some “1406 organisations while another 1224 have been deregistered for being too political, too commercial or not having the required paperwork.”
I served with Exodus Global Alliance for a year as a board advisor and adjunct missionary to help raise up ministry in the Caribbean and some African nations. In them, I found a deeply passionate desire to plant and raise up ministries to affected people who were crying out for help. Like this brother in the Philippines. In many places in the world, the only “help” available to people who struggle with homosexuality are progay organizations whose message suffocates them under a damning message that they cannot change what is “natural”.
The implications of the New Zealand action is already being quietly shopped in America by homosexual political groups and their advocates. They plan to link discrimination policies to government benefits. What that means is that if you as a church religious organization want to get or continue receiving the “benefits” of something like 501 C-3 status, you will have to allow homosexuals full access and power sharing in your organization. The gay political movement is driving the perversion of just about every law that has made this country great. In the same way, the gay christian movement is working just as feverishly to pervert every law of God which has made the church a great beacon of hope for the hopeless.
How is it that the government can redesignate and diminish the church of the Living God to a mere “charitable organization” just like a witches coven which gives out free clothes or a atheist group which picks up stray animals? They can do it because they have convinced churches that mammon is the answer to their “ministry” problems. And the greed of hirelings on their knees for the government goody bag ensures that the true mission of the kingdom of God will be obscured if not outright rejected. Look closely and you will see that 501c-3 “benefits” system exclude and restrict the preaching the gospel —our PRIME MANDATE— as a viable function of the church!
Mark my words, churches are already being groomed to accept this mark of so called distinction. Many now tout their 501-c3 status as if it is some badge of honor and integrity, when it actuality it is a noose that is gradually tightening around their necks. To get out of it, they will be forced to compromise or repudiate the bible’s core tenet on sexual expression.
The legalization of homosexual marriage will be the catalyst to forcing the issue into the courts and into the arms of prohomosexual “judges”. You already know the outcome of that.
If you are a wise pastor and do not want find your voice, witness and passion to preach the full gospel to this dying world neutered because you want tax breaks, then you will begin weaning yourself off 501 C3 as soon as you read this. You are not a preacher of the state, you are a preacher of the gospel. Any world authority which imposes restrictions on what you can and cannot preach truth, when and when you cannot preach it, where and where you cannot preach, it is a control tool of our enemy satan and the coming antichrist.
Free yourself and get off the government’s plantation. The handwriting is on the wall.