The Satanic Temple has been officially recognized as a church by the Internal Revenue Service, three months after taking Sundance by storm as the subject of the documentary “Hail Satan?”
Well, we have now lived long enough in these end times to see satanism in general, and the Satanic Temple in particular, rise to the forefront of our culture. They have been given tax-exempt status by the IRS, and officially recognized as a ‘church’. And guess what? Things are only going to continue heating up and getting worse. Why? Because we are the generation who will live to see the Rapture of the Church that will take place just prior to the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble, that’s why.
“…but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 22:53 (KJV)
Our apostle Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 that there are two things necessary for the Pretribulation Rapture to be triggered. The first thing is that the great ‘falling away’ must happen, that is to say a falling away of the Church from teaching and preaching the truth of the bible. One only need to look around at the professing Christian church to see that that is already happening.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (KJV)
The second thing our apostle Paul tells us is that we will see the Antichrist step out from the shadows right before the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church is launched. So if we are as close as I think we are, seeing Satan’s pathetic little minions taking their place on the world stage is a great confirmation that we are almost ready to fly. In the meantime, hand out tracts and witness to as many people as possible so that some may be saved before Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines leaves the runway. Because after that…well, you know.
The Satanic Temple Says it’s Been Recognized as a Church by the IRS
FROM THE WRAP: According to an announcement from “Hail Satan?” distributor Magnolia Pictures, the temple is now eligible for the tax-exempt status given to other religious institutions. The latest documentary by Penny Lane, “Hail Satan?” follows the history of the Satanic Temple and its colorful protests in the name of religious freedom and separation of church and state, including a push to have a Baphomet statue placed on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol next to a proposed statue of The Ten Commandments.
“In light of theocratic assaults upon the Separation of Church and State in the legislative efforts to establish a codified place of privilege for one religious viewpoint, we feel that accepting religious tax-exemption — rather than renouncing it in protest — can help us to better assert our claims to equal access and exemption while laying to rest any suspicion that we don’t meet the qualifications of a true religious organization,” said Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves in a statement. “Satanism is here to stay.”
If Satan Is As Great As He Thinks He Is, Then Why Does He Pretend To Be Jesus In The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble?
How it must gall Satan to know that, even after the Rapture of the Church when there won’t be one saved person on the Earth for a period of time, that he still cannot come as himself because even unsaved people really don’t want him. For a creature who is nothing but evil and ego, what a crushing blow this must be!
A statement on the temple’s web site said that the organization had recently received notice from the IRS affirming its status. A spokesperson for the IRS was unable to confirm the recognition to TheWrap, citing regulations.
For years, The Satanic Temple vocally opposed tax exemption for religious institutions; but Greaves said its stance changed after Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of the Treasury to not take any “adverse action” against religious institutions, including tax penalties and denying them tax-exempt status.
“It appears that now is a time in which a more principled stand is to meet our opponent on equal footing, so to as balance, as best we can, what has been a frighteningly asymmetrical battle,” wrote Greaves in May 2017.
“With the religio-political landscape suddenly so grotesquely deformed from what we previously recognized, it seems reasonable that non-believers should adjust their language accordingly, and insist that atheistic and secular non-profits, advancing a distinct religious opinion and/or opinion upon religion, are themselves rightful beneficiaries of religious tax exemption as well,” Greaves added. READ MORE
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