Study Lessons: Bible (Common Law) trust

Lessons will be added regularly. Click the colored link to go to a lesson.


Forward: A Church Who Establishes a Bible Trust Relationship with Property Is Not Organizing as a Trust (August 18, 2021)

Introduction (July 24, 2021)

Lesson 1: The basics of the Bible Trust and how a Church which has established a Bible trust can become a legal entity thereby nullifying status of the church as a spiritual body under Christ and Christ alone (July 21, 2021)

Lesson 2: The elements of a church Bible Trust (September 30, 2021)

Lesson 3: Trust is a Bible Concept (July 30, 2021)

Lesson 4: The proper term: “Trustee” or “Steward”

Lesson 5: The wisdom of establishing a church trust by executing a proper Resolution and Declaration of Trust

Lesson 6. American law recognizes and applies the concept of trust

Lesson 7. Many churches in America are establishing Bible Trusts

Additional lessons (there will be others):

  • Whether donors to the trust estate can claim deductions for their gifts on their income tax returns
  • Property Tax Exemptions on the Lord’s Property held in the trust
  • Opening a trust bank account: Is it OK to get in EIN for the trust bank account
  • Income taxes on gifts to the support the pastor and his family

"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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