Who Is Jerald Finney? Introduction To Bible Trust Ministries

*A course of instruction offered by Old Paths Baptist Church Separation of Church and State Law Ministry

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Hello. My name is Jerald Finney. I am first and foremost a humble servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. I was saved and became a member of a Bible believing church in 1982. The Lord saved me from my sin—I did nothing to earn that salvation. He did it all. He paid the price which I cannot pay.

Since then, 35 years ago, the Holy Spirit has directed me, instructed me through Bible study and life, and taken me step by step along the path God had for me. God called me to go to Law School after I had been saved 7 years. In 1990, I entered the University of Texas Law School. I started practicing law in January 1994, following the  Lord step by step. In 2005, He called me into the arena of church state relationship. My passion since then has been to help churches do things God’s way, the Bible way.

I have been a member of 3 different churches. I am now a member of Old Paths Baptist Church of Northfield MN. I live in Faribault MN, 13 miles from Northfield. I am licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Texas (inactive).

You can go to the link below this video for much more information about me. However, it is not about me. It is about the Glory of God. The standard for all things, temporal and eternal, earthly and heavenly, legal and spiritual is the Word of God, the Bible. Check out what you are told. If you are lost, check out God’s plan of salvation. The greatest thing anyone can do for himself and others is to be born again into the family of God. If you are saved, study the Word of God, become a member of a local autonomous Bible believing church, be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and apply God’s principles and New Testament Commandments in all matters.

The purpose of Bible Trust Ministries is to inform believers and churches on the issues regarding church state relationship. More specifically, the purpose is to show churches how they can organize in America according to the principles in the New Testament. This is a very important matter, according to the Word of God. “Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it” (Ep. 5.25) Ephesians 5:26-27: “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ep. 5.27-27).

Likewise we should have that same love for the churches we are members of. The Apostle Paul, writing as inspired by the Holy Spirit wrote to the church at Corinth: 2 Corinthians 11:1-5 “Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.  For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.”

The purpose of Bible Trust Ministries is to help churches present themselves as chaste virgins to Christ.

It is my desire that these broadcasts glorify God, not me. Feel free to call me at any time at the phone number on the “Contact” page of the website linked to below this broadcast.

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