I Cannot Lose My Faith

Jerald Finney, August 20, 2019

According to the latest news, many “Christians” are renouncing or leaving their faith. See, e.g.,

Should a “Christian” renounce his faith, he never had the faith of the son of God. God never saved him. He never repented toward God and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ to save him.

I cannot lose my faith because Christ saved me, regenerated me, sanctified me, washed me, made a new creature of me, adopted me into the family of God, lives in me, will never forsake me, gave me eternal life starting the day of my salvation, made me to walk in heavenly places…. Without repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, no one can be saved. As to losing my life in Christ:

Galatians 2:20: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

John 3:3-8: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:16-21: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

John 5:24: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

Romans 8:14-17: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

Romans 8:38-39: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

He saved me and He will keep me, according to His Word which He will not break.

To learn how to be saved, according to the Word of God, see God’s Plan of Salvation.

Note. That a believer cannot lose his salvation does not mean that he will not be judged: “Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:9-10).  Every believer will be rewarded according to his good or evil conduct. For the sweep of the decree as quoted from Isaiah is absolutely universal:  “. . . every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then, since it is universal and believers are, therefore, not exempt: “every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:11-12). “But why dost thou judge thy brother? Or why dost thou set at naught thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ” (Romans 14:10).

Answers to inquiry from a pastor in Denmark about setting up a “free and unincorporated church”


Dear Fellow Pastors,

I was wondering if it is possible to talk to you guys about setting up a free and unincorporated church here Denmark where i reside, i have understood most of it by now and understands that i am not supposed to do a IRS filing through the SS4 application or for the church to have a EIN number, instead i would like it to be trust, where Jesus Christ is the creator and i am the trustee and the members are the beneficiaries, is it possible to call you guys or vice versa, since i am in the process of establishing this and doing research about it, the church must also be capable of ordainations and baptismal ceremonies and issuing out baptismal certificates, maybe there is a church already in the states doing this where our church here could become a chapter of,

Most sincerely


Dear Bro. _________________,

We help churches in America who want to establish a trust – the church is trustor, the Lord Jesus Christ is beneficiary (true, equitable, owner of the trust estate), and the pastor is the trustee of the trust estate. See

The Church Bible Trust Relationship Explained and How a Church Can Nullify Her Efforts to Remain Under Christ Only for more basics on this.

Other articles which explain this are: (1) How a Church Can Organize to Remain a New Testament Church (Holding Property In Trust For God Is A Scriptural Principle Recognized by American Law) (050616); (2) What God Has Committed to Man’s Trust: “Ye Cannot Serve God and Mammon”: Steward or Trustee? (110817).

For links to other resources which explain this type of trust relationship, go to The Bible Trust Relationship: Links to Essays and Other Resources.  

Your statement concerning IRS filing through form SS4 needs further explanation for your understanding. I do not know what relevance your concerns have for a church in Denmark. Does Denmark have an IRS, a form SS4, and 501c3 status?

A church in America should not get 501c3 status (puts a church under IRS rules and red tape), become incorporated (organizes a church according to state non-profit corporation law with all the attendant rules and red tape), etc. If a church has requested and received 501c3 status, she has already compromised her position as a New Testament church and getting an EIN does no further damage to her position under Christ since she has already profaned herself.

We have helped many churches in America organize according to New Testament principles by establishing a trust relationship with property (which includes money and bank accounts). These churches are not legal entities partially or totally under the state of incorporation and the federal government through 501c3 or 508 status. They are not corporations, unincorporated associations, tax exempt organization or other types of legal entities. These churches do not hold property, bank accounts, insurance, etc. They do not contract, have secular offices, government rules and red tape, etc. Any bank accounts are held by the trustee in the name of the trust, liability insurance is in the name of the trust, leases of property for church meetings are in the name of the trust, etc. Nothing is held by or in the name of the church.

I regret that I am not acquainted with the church/state affairs in Denmark. I know what the Bible teaches churches, no matter what nation they are in, concerning church organization. No matter the nation, for a church to be pleasing to our Lord, that church should be under Him alone. From your e-mail, I believe that is what you believe also.

If you wish to discuss this more, call me at 512-785-8445.

God bless.

Your humble servant,
Brother Jerald Finney