… what i believe …

... what     do     i     believe?

... 'faith-based' organization

... if you were to set up a 'not for profit corporation', one of the designations you must determine is whether or not you are a faith-based organization.  although faith-based organization, or FBO is not a legally defined term, it is often used to refer to religious organizations and other charitable organizations affiliated or identified with one or more religious groups.

... if you asked any person why they started an organization or group, they will give you a list of reasons for starting the group and the purpose and goal of the organization or group.  every single one of them has faith that they will accomplish their purpose and goals, or they would not have started the organization in the first place.  in reality, all organizations are 'faith-based', but for discriminatory reasons, we label some as FBO and others not.

... there is a legal designation for churches'.  churches that meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code can claim tax-exemption without a determination from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  our government has given those organizations special protections that limit how and when the IRS may audit them. Also, certain religious organizations, including churches, are exempt from filing IRS Form 990 and may be exempt from filing state information returns and charitable solicitation registrations.

... in August of 2015, comedian John Oliver actually started his own church to show how ridiculously easy it is to become a 'US Government Certified - Tax Exempt Church.'

... what does that have to do with anything?

... iampoorandneedy.org is just a website that believes that we are to do everything within our power to help our fellow human beings.

... what i believe, is what i do.  if you want to know what i believe, then see what i do.

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them,
“Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.”
Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

You believe that God is one; you do well.
Even the demons believe—and shudder!
Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

(James 2:14–20, ESV)

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