Course

The motivation of this ministry is love; loving God first and loving our neighbor second. The goal is the Glory of God. For more on this see, The Motivation and Goal.

What can be more important to a church than pleasing and glorifying God by organizing His churches which He “loved and gave himself for” according to Bible principles? To understand how to do so, a church must understand the Bible doctrines of government, church, state, and the application of those principles.

The basic course consists of very short lessons and parallel lectures for one who has never studied or been taught these doctrines. One who understands the basic concepts can then go to more advanced studies.

These courses cover:

  1. Biblical Principles of:
    a. Government.
    b. Church.
    c. God’s desired relationship of Church and State.
  2. The America Application of those principles:
    a. The history and meaning of the First Amendment
    b. Incorporation, 501(c)(3), 508(c)(1)(A), and other status for churches which place authorities other than the Lord Jesus Christ over those churches.
    c. How churches can please the Lord by remaining solely under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ while retaining all their First Amendment status and protections.
    d. A church which chooses legal entity status, as a fictitious person under the Fourteenth Amendment, has chosen to place herself under civil government laws, rules and regulations for many purposes, thereby giving up many of her First Amendment and Bible prescribed freedoms.

Basic Course

Advanced Course

"Churches under Christ" is a ministry of Charity Baptist Tabernacle of Amarillo, Texas, Benjamin Hickam Pastor. Jerald Finney, a Christian Lawyer and member of Charity Baptist Tabernacle explains how a church in America can remain under the Lord Jesus Christ and Him only. "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church" (Ephesians 1.22).

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