Trust Explained

No doubt, Christ “loved the church and gave himself for it.” The question is, “Do you love the church and will you give yourself for it.” Have you left your first love? If so, remember the words of our Lord as recorded in Revelation 2:4-5: “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

The following resources will be of help in understanding the concept of trust.

Relevant Questions about Church Organization with Short Answers

The Bible Trust Relationship: Essays and Other Resources

The most important question, is: “Does the concept conform to Bible principles.” The following article answers this question:
How a Church Can Organize to Remain a New Testament Church (Holding Property In Trust For God Is A Scriptural Principle Which Churches Should Honor)

The following PowerPoint explains “trust.” If you click the link, the PowerPoint will download onto your computer:
PowerPoint:
The Basics of the Bible Principle of Trust in Church Organization

Explanation of “Trust,” as opposed to “Business Trust,” “Charitable Trust,” and other kinds of trusts. How can you know who to trust for the truth about these matters? How can you know if what is presented here is the truth? Etc.

The following notes help explain the above PowerPoint, page by page:
Click here to go to PDF of comments which help explain the Powerpoint directly above. The presenter also stated other things, but these notes over the most important matters.

The following webpage has resources which address some legal questions:
Law on Church Organization (Trusts, Property tax, etc.) – Cases, Law, Etc.

The following book, available free online or in printed form, gives a good overview, biblical and legal, of church corporate and 501(c)(3) or 508 status. As well, Chapter 7 gives information on the use of the “trust” by a church:
Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities?

Article: Spiritual versus Legal Entities

Article: Man’s Stewardship over God’s Temporal and Eternal Possessions, as Established and Overseen by God

Article:  What is a Church, and What Upholds Her Integrity?

Article: First Amendment Protection of New Testament Churches/Federal Laws Protecting State Churches (Religious Organizations) 

Click here to go to more articles on church organization

Click here to go to a comprehensive study all relevant Bible principles and facts:
God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application

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