By: Richard D. Eutsler, Sr.
Look what Jesus said to His disciples:
Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware o the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
Many people have heard of this verse and remember the part about the Pharisees, but how many remember or even talk about Herod’s part?
The Pharisees represented the religious rulers and teachers of the Old Testament Church. They had changed God’s Word that was handed down by Moses and the Prophets to be held in trust for the people, that they may know the One True God and recognize Him when He came. Because of them Jesus came to His own, but they did not know Him. (John 1:11)
Herod represented the Government and it’s ties to Rome. It was a false government that was not in line with God’s will. Herod allowed the money changers to come in and spoil the wealth of the nation. What was worse, he made an allegiance with the Pharisees to propagate this fraud on the people of God in Israel. If one looks closely, an alliance between Herod, the Pharisees and the Money Changers (a type and shadow of a trinity) had been formed. This is the same kind of alliance that will be formed under the Anti-Christ when he comes! Remember, he has the number of a man, 6! He will control (be the head of) the Government (6), Church (6) and the World Monetary system (6). That gives the Anti-Christ his number of 666!
Today, in America, we can see the foundation of this system in place now!
People talk about the separation of church and state in America today, but I say that except in a VERY few cases, THERE IS NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN AMERICA! The State Church is the 501c3 Incorporated church regardless what name it goes by or what denomination it calls it’s self! It works like this:
The state “creates” the corporation. The IRS grants the church a 501c3 tax exempt status, which under law it already has. (Note: All abortion clinics are also 501c3 corporations.) The minister becomes by default the officer of the state! The minister is acting as an agent of the state government when he tells you to get a marriage license. This marriage license is a contract between the husband, wife and state. The minister is acting in the interest of the state not the husband and wife! No, he is acting in behalf of his god! By deceit, his god, the State, is given control over you and your family! This is why the state has the authority to control families without due process of law. Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, No man can serve two master: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
How can a man of God serve the Government/IRS, and God? He can’t! He will hate the one and love the other, or obey one and not the other! Remember, the ‘love’ in verse 24 is “agapao”, a love of decision, not feelings. How many preachers have sold out to the god of money and changed God’s Word?