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Jason Rapert spreads his message


RAPERT: Pitches prophetic sermons on "American Renewal."
  • RAPERT: Pitches prophetic sermons on "American Renewal."

"Is America really founded upon Christian values?" asks a new email from Holy Ghost Ministries, Sen. Jason Rapert's tax-exempt nonprofit.

(Spoiler alert.)

"Yes it is."

Holy Ghost Ministries suggests that churches and other organizations bring Rapert in to speak about the nation's "history and heritage."

Rapert will give one such talk this Sunday at Life Tabernacle in Jacksonville, where he will "deliver a prophetic sermon for America dealing with the Judeo-Christian history and heritage of our Nation and current events: 'The Bible: A Plan for American Renewal.'"

The email ends with thanks for "prayers and for your financial help as we seek to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout United States and around the world," and asks people to consider monthly donations. "Please pray and ask God if He would have you partner with us."

According to the group's website, "Holy Ghost Ministries is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization involved in Christian ministry, leadership training, missions and humanitarian projects in the United States, Africa, The Philippines and throughout the world."

Nonprofits may not engage in partisan political activity and retain their tax-exempt status. That means that Rapert's prophetic messages delivered on behalf of Holy Ghost Ministries must remain free of partisan flavoring to remain kosher under the law.

Rapert announced in 2016 that he was closing his securities business to move full time into the ministry business with Holy Ghost Ministries. Max has pestered Rapert in the past for detailed accountings of how Holy Ghost money is spent, with no reply. Past federal tax filings show that a majority of revenues have gone to "ministry expenses." Max has pointed out that offerings to preachers aren't covered when it comes to ethics rules and reporting on gifts to legislators. Holy Ghost Ministries' activities also include "leadership training" for state legislators around the country at the group's headquarters, a $525,000 property on 40 acres of land near Conway. The training, in partnership with the Liberty Counsel, likewise focuses on "America's Judeo-Christian history and heritage."

In case you're unable to catch Rapert's prophetic sermon in Jacksonville or in the coming weeks, you can always find prophetic messengers in the Bible. This seems like a good week for the Book of Amos:
 I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

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