CCOG, a corporation sole, not a 501(c)(3)

corporation sole

Why is the Continuing Church of God organized as a "corporation sole"? What is a corporation sole? Has this form of organization been used by a Church of God in the past? What is a 501(c)(3) registered church? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being 501(c)(3) registered? Why are contributions to the CCOG tax-deductible in the USA? Should churches be engaged in 'political speech'? Was Jesus engaged in political speech? Why is it better for the Continuing Church of God to not be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization? Has 501(c)(3) registration negatively impacted any COG group?

Two written articles of related interest would be "501(c)(3)? Why the Continuing Church of God chose a better option" URL: and "Why is the Continuing Church of God a corporation sole?" URL: