Sacred Purpose Trust
- 1 A Sacred Purpose Trust
- 2 Sacred Purpose Trusts
- 3 But what of the Ministers?
- 4 Naked
- 5 What does he do with that support?
- 6 A kingdom Job
- 7 Foolish Virgins and PCMs
- 8 Warp and Weft
- 9 Departments of Agriculture
- 10 Department of Health
- 11 Kingdom of Heaven
- 12 Separation of Church and State
- 13 Other Links
- 14 Books
- 15 About the author
A Sacred Purpose Trust
- "... In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established." 2 Corinthians 13:1
When property or assets are to be held by a Church or its entrusted ministers, there are different methods for the protection of the Church and congregation, both externally and internally. Christ had a plan and we may see it in the Biblical text if we examine the historical record and are willing to look at all things anew.
Much of what you may read or hear in these studies for the first time may not seem correct because you are unfamiliar with the terms and arrangements of the different steps in forming the Church. There are reasons for almost everything and to get more explanations and clarifications join the Network.
There are additional documents and procedures offered by His Holy Church to protect the sacred purpose of the Church established by Jesus the Christ. There are many things put in place because of the permanent nature of obtaining and holding the beneficial interest in real property. But the purpose must always be rooted in The Way of Christ which is to teach us how to serve one another in the righteousness of His love.
Sacred is defined "connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration." But of course, there are gods many according to Paul the Apostle and certainly many purposes for trusts.
Anything given for Christ's prescribed purposes is counted as given to Him. He was separate from the world. If what is given is completely given to men who are also separate from the world the offering is considered to be consecrated. Making an offering has been one of the earliest forms of expressing our relationships with men and with God. Those original “burnt offerings” were actually gifts freely given up entirely into the control of other unregulated men.
- - Consecrate. To declare or set apart as sacred. 2. Eccles. a. To change (the elements of the Eucharist) into the body and blood of Christ. b. To initiate (a priest) into the order of bishops. 3. To dedicate to a given goal or service. 4. To make venerable. adj. Dedicated to a sacred purpose; sanctified. The American Heritage® Dictionary: Fourth Edition. 2000.
- - Sanctification, 1. The act of making holy. In an evangelical sense, the act of God’s grace by which the affections of men are purified or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God. ... 2 Thess. 2. 1Peter 1. 2. The act of consecrating or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.
- SANCTIFY, v.t. Low L. sanctifico; from sanctus, holy, and facio, to make. 1. In a general sense, to cleanse, purify or make holy. 2. To separate, set apart or appoint to a holy, sacred or religious use... 4. To separate, ordain and appoint to the work of redemption and the government of the church. John 10. 5. To cleanse from corruption; to purify from sin; to make holy be detaching the affections from the world and its defilements, and exalting them to a supreme love to God. Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. John 17. Eph. 5. 6. To make the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety. Those judgments of God are the more welcome, as a means which his mercy hath sanctified so to me, as to make me repent of that unjust act. 7. To make free from guilt... To secure from violation. ... To sanctify God, to praise and celebrate him as a holy being; to acknowledge and honor his holy majesty, and to reverence his character and laws. Is. 8. God sanctifies himself or his name, by vindicating his honor from the reproaches of the wicked, and manifesting his glory. Ezek. 36. 
Like a will, deed or testament the terms are often written out like a contract with details concerning what should and can be done.
It has been stated that “As a general proposition, it may be asserted that one who creates a trust may mold it into whatever form he pleases, and that whatever one may lawfully do himself he may authorize another to do for him”. And that “Doing so requires no benefit, privilege or franchise from any government or other outside-party; and, therefore the parties owe no duty to any government or other outside-party to the extent that no common-law criminal or civil wrong is the purpose”. HARWOOD V. TRACY, 118 Mo. 631, 24 S.W. 214, 216; see also SHAW V. PAINE, 12 Mass. 293; “. . . a person who creates a trust may mould it into whatever form he pleases.” PERRY ON TRUSTS, I, §§ 67, 287 (4th Amer. ed.); UNDERHILL ON TRUSTS, p. 57 (Amer. ed.). See HALE V. HENKEL, 201 U.S. 43, 74 (1906). Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, Volume 118 p 636
Uniform Church Guidelines and Ministrative Guidelines written with these same principles of liberty and responsibility are provided to Churches for the holding of property and the management of assets. Additional procedures, training, and assistance are provided by ordained ministers.
It is important to realize that if a Church is to be free and autonomous under God, it must belong to God. There is no precedent for giving an offering to God and still controlling that offering. Things given must be given entirely. The Church must belong to Christ and Our Father if it is to be free.
For any government to function, there must be participation by the people in the supply and demand of services. The titular leaders of a free government, unlike the governments of the world, cannot be given power to exercise authority over how much or when the people entrust their ministers with their contributions. Christ commanded that His appointed ministers not “exercise authority”. When the people lose their daily right to choose, the power of choice, they are made subjects.
What is given is given completely, like a burnt offering or bread cast upon the water, but the free will choice to give must remain with the people. The choice and manner of service provided by that gift must remain entirely with the minister, who is a servant of God. In essence, this form of sacred purpose trust, with the minister as the steward (a kind of trustee), is at the foundation of His Church.
If a church has a need for a financial account it will need to select an acting minister and alternates to fulfill those duties if the acting minister became incapacitated. There must be at least one ordained minister of the Church acting as overseer. The Holy Spirit is our Protector, but if there is no named protector an officer(or officers) of a state might be tempted to assume jurisdictional control of the Church.
Although we have referred to this arrangement as a ‘Sacred Purpose trust’ the emphasis is not on the word ‘trust’ but upon the words ‘Sacred Purpose’. In one sense it is like an altar of God and should not be confused with a statutory trust that could be regulated by the State. An offering is entrusted to the control of the minister, but the status of the overseer is critical to the autonomy of that altar of the Church.
Since the offerings are entirely given to God, under the control of the minister of trust, the people’s act of faith is not like a grantor trust. The corpus of the gift may only return to the people by way of hope and charity. The gift is like that bread cast upon the water, or the burnt offerings upon the altars of the past. Once an offering is given the minister of this sacred altar of the Church must choose how it shall be used like those unregulated or unhewn stones of those ancient living altars of worship.
The daily free election to grant a visible offering to God in love of your neighbor to a titular minister chosen by the individuals as a representative of Christ is a sacred purpose trust allows the people to remain at liberty in free assemblies. The communion of such a community is the Eucharist of Christ. That offering is not a fee or poll tax but freewill offerings of the people, by the people and for the people in any amount to express the measure and “substance” of our faith and trust in the ability of the minister to do God’s service to the congregations of the people.
But since the ministers do not exercise authority over the people or even over one another they must be given a covering by the people. The documentation offered by the people gives credence to the ministers who also gather in free assemblies of tens. That covering of the Sacred Purpose Trust Form is the breeches of the Levites provided by the people.
Sacred Purpose Trusts
The Declaration of Sacred Purpose form is the first step in a paper process of seeking the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and giving a covering to the ministers o the Church so that they may function in the world. It is merely a way to mark or document the testimony and identity of those who seek to form free assemblies or congregations. In that seeking our minds may be changed by grace as we repent and strive to go The Way of Christ;
There will be new terms and new precepts to fit together in a path based on faith not force, the perfect law of liberty not legalism and control, love of one another the not love of power over others.
Here is an audio made in response to someone who had difficulty grasping the simplicity of the kingdom. There are many other studies and audios available and people ready to explain things to you and assist you on the Network.
There are almost 20 hours of audio associated with the organizing and purpose of a Sacred Trust made available for free that can help you learn the true nature of the early Church and what that means to those seeking to be the Church established by Christ.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
Christ's early Church was organized and served the needs of the nation of peculiar people who followed His way according to the perfect law of liberty through faith in The Way of Christ and the charity of His Love in patterns of Tens much like the Church in the wilderness.
The ministers were not foolish virgins who did not contract with the world but were bondservants walking in the way of Christ which was a manifestation of the way of God from all the prophets until now.
The Sacred Purpose Trust is the first step to making a legal covering for a minister of God.
An ordained minister of God has no personal estate of his own because he must literally belong to God. 
This was the tradition even before the Levites were called out. It has been an important part of the separation of Church and state or State from the beginning and was certainly a criterion of Christ when He appointed “a kingdom” to his faithful disciples.
These welfare systems were called Corban and did not depend on charity but upon force. With these systems the people were trapped, snared as warned from the beginning. They were literally brought under the authority of others in matters of welfare and charity through their wantonness and covetous desire for benefits which was the wages of unrighteousness.
Because the people have become "naked", without authority or bond servants of the world, through their systems of Corban and debt  to free the people God calls out a group to voluntarily become “naked”, to come out with no personal property,  and own all things common.  The people were to have their own purse and own estate. They were not to have one purse.  They were not to covet, or eat what was sacrificed to idols, or make agreements with unbelievers or pray to the fathers of the earth or the men who called themselves benefactors but exercised authority for their daily bread.
But what of the Ministers?
Christ had many requirements for his ministers and many instructions for them.
He talked about them selling all that they had, of not exercising authority, of feeding his sheep and living in the world but not of it. Or of course people had to be doers of the word.
But also serve the people as administrators of the affairs of society. as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
This means they are naked, without authority.
Being titular means they depend entirely upon the people for the means by which they operate and perform the duties of a free government.
They do not exercise authority one over the other but are servants of servants.
The Sacred purpose trust is the beginning of that covering.
By giving them something to take care of for Christ purpose the man becomes the minister by your witness. When two or more do this by their witness he can say he is doing the work of Christ and is His minister. His position is not merely naked self testimony but he will be covered by the testimony of others.
As people can continue to give him their offering he may do the work of Christ with the immunity of His appointed Church.
What does he do with that support?
An ordained minister will give time that he would have spent in providing for his family to provide for the people of the congregations of Christ in several ways. He is a full time minister and is literally employed by Christ in His service. He needs the testimony of two or more people to verify that he is a minister of God. He is separate of the world but holds the sacred/separated gifts of God. He and what he holds belongs to God and the people testify to that before the world.
The Licensed minister on the other hand who is not ordained may belong to the world and owe service to the world and may only devote part of his time to the people. Because His church is not a Federal Employer it has no in house means to pay salaries or wages to men and women who owe part of their labor to the “world”. They can pay expenses and overhead and fund charitable activities.
It is possible that the Church could pay a third party employer who a Licensed Minister who is part of the world may work for but generally their activities are charitably donated to the service of Christ.
This way a Licensed or Commissioned Minister who is not ordained will be able to give time without having to suffer the cost and burden of ministering to the people alone.
Both can manage the funds given to Christ for His purposes. Both may provide sacerdotal services and support to the needy but the Licensed Minister acts ex officio until he is ordained.
Congregationalist for the kingdom
Since the ministers of congregations must love their neighbor as themselves like Christ they will spend an equal amount of time and resources serving other congregations as they spend serving their own.
He is not merely a minister of a congregation but a minister of Christ serving all congregations so that they might be saved.
That is why Christ came and that must be his purpose.
A kingdom Job
He may not be able to do all things by himself so he will work as a team with other ministers forming a network.
As an apostle he reaches out with a message to all the world. He leads the congregations placing himself between the world and the people so that no one must go to the world to pray for provisions.
As a prophet he should have a visible relationship with the Holy Spirit which bears fruit. “one who, moved by the Spirit of God”, He should be manifesting Christ and His purposes.
As an evangelist he should be a bringer of good tidings, as a herald to the rest of the world in hope that his sheep hear His voice and gather. He is also in charge of the sacrifice of the red heifer which is aid outside the congregations.
Just as he who lays down his life for Christ's sake is moving in the name of Christ so also the congregations that lay down their life, their contributions for others outside their own congregations will have treasure in the kingdom.
As a Shepherd he helps keep the flock together by tending to the needs of individuals with the resources he is given. But he is also looking for the lost sheep that have not been brought into the fold. This is a major roll and if it is not attended to then the Holy Spirit will not dwell in a congregation.
As a Teacher he is one who informs and shares information. That information moves through the network of the congregations and their ministers.
It is the responsibility of the elders to support a minister who they believe is striving to do the work of Christ.
Foolish Virgins and PCMs
Many people separate themselves from the world and think they are Christ's ministers but if they are not working in one accord and holding all things in common we are to shut the door in their face when they come to enter in with us.
Warp and Weft
A sacred purpose trust is a tool to assist the minister in pursuing Christ's purpose. It is also part of the covering of the Minister if he will seek the kingdom and salvation of the people he is called to serve.
In weaving cloth there are warp threads wound on the loom. Each thread is separate but common in purpose and direction. There is also the weft which is the thread that is interlaced with each warp thread, woven and combed into place forming the cloth.
The warp threads represent each minister working in a common direction. The weft thread is the documented witness of both minister and people through the use of Church documents, the reliance on Church charity, the appearance at Church functions.
Showing up is not enough. One must show up with the character and in the name of Christ.
Christ came to sacrifice and if he is in us we must do the same.
What is the purpose of the congregation of record whose participant elders have each declared their Sacred Purpose and established a Sacred Purpose Trust with the Messiah?
Why do the Elders of a CoRE freely choose to assemble, what is its purpose?
What do the Elders do and what do the servant ministers do?
What are the kingdom duties, responsibilities and obligations for an Elder under the law of nature and nature's God?
What are the kingdom duties, responsibilities and obligations for a nominated minister under the law of nature and nature's God?
If the Church is one form of government what are the Elders to diligently do when they come into free assembly with other Elders and their elected networking ministers as a government in congregations of congregations?
Can the form of government undermine the purpose of government?
Let's examine a civil government of the world, that form central seats of power and authority from which they rule the people and the purpose of government in general.
Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Ed. defines government as: "From the Latin gubernaculum. Signifies the instrument, the helm, whereby the ship to which the state was compared, was guided on its course by the "gubernator" or helmsman, and in that view, the government is but an agency of the state, distinguished as it must be in accurate thought from its scheme and machinery of government.”
In anatomy the gubernaculum is the tissue that connect the male and female reproductive organs to the body.
Society is born in the family which is a term of Nature and Natures God and nothing should disconnect the power of the family from the body of the individual or the society they create through the family.
The Family is the first corporation of God and what God has joined together let no man put asunder.
Separation of powers in the kingdom places the duties and responsibility of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in addition to administrative agencies in the hands of everyman. Returning everyman to his possessions and to his family requires that everyman take back his responsibilities to his family and to the family of mankind, society.
It is the roll of the church as one form of government to facilitate the people who seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness and who participate directly through the CORE to accomplish all functions of government without force or control.
The legislative today is a group that makes laws. There are really very few laws one needs. Don't steal or bear false witness which takes care of fraud and robbery. Don't murder which includes do not damage. You cannot harm others so you can't damage their property either by design or negligence.
All these matters use to be settled by common law courts and a jury of your peers through voir dire of choice. If someone will not make amends for damages all of society should cast them out. If the church is only a social club or a fellowship that is not much of a threat but if the Church is your welfare system, your emergency ministry auxiliary then the only alternative you would have for help would be the men who call themselves benefactors but exercise authority. They will set taskmasters over you and take and take and take and even whip you with scorpions....
When everyone attends to the law, judgment and mercy things will run smooth but there is still the third branch of government. The executive branch of government is responsible for enforcing laws. The state is in the hands of the people and each individual is responsible for the application of the law. If there is injustice they must show up and be there standing for righteousness with the character of Christ.
They must defend the weak, oppose the lawless, provide for the abused, neglected and downtrodden, bear witness against all injustice, immorality and deception. Because the separation of powers, that is to say rights is in everyman, everyman has the responsibility to support the execution of righteousness with charitable peace and love offerings of their time, sweat and blood.
In the systems of the world there are 15 executive agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veteran's Affairs.
In the kingdom you will see the people working through a network, an intentional community in a hundred of decentralized voluntary ways to accomplish the same duties of their executive branch but by love and service rather than force
Where are the powers of sovereignty vested in Christ's kingdom of heaven on earth?
They are in the hearts and minds of everyman that hears his voice.
Departments of Agriculture
All men eat so all men are concerned with agriculture.
Everyman should learn something about producing and preserving food as gardeners, farmers, from the earth to the tables of the people.
Community Supported Agriculture, sustainable living, permaculture through youth CORPs.
The word Corp is a form of the word body from which we get words like corporation. We have used the word CORE as Congregation of Recorded Elders. Since the Fathers of the kingdom are the actual Elders if each family there is no need for incorporation that would diminish the rights of the Family.
If a youth wished to learn about Agriculture they would be sent by their natural fathers to learn as apprentices with members of CORE families working in an agricultural setting.
It is interesting to note that in the popular story of the Jedi Knights of the Star Wars epics there was also Jedi who became a part of three other groups which were called the Agricultural Corps, the Medical Corps, the Educational Corps. They were all aiding the health and well being of the Republic in different ways.
While they began as youths and students they provided an important part of that society. As students with common interests they formed natural congregations of recorded padawans pursuing as a class the knowledge to become teachers and guides in a better way for others in society.
Everything in the kingdom is returned to the individuals of God's institution the Family. People learn to work independently motivated but as units of cooperation forming natural brotherhoods
In the kingdom the duties of institutions of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veteran's Affairs would be consolidated by the virtue in everyman. But the power to execute those offices remain with the people. This requires both forgiveness and a willingness to give. The minister helps make those connections.
We must look to what could be called the Agricultural CORP. Many people have knowledge of what works in agriculture not because it is a business but because of their passion for agriculture.
Department of Health
The Health CORP of the kingdom would see to the duties of Health and Human Services but would also be interested in sheltering the individuals of society because Housing and Urban Development is a part of health. Your shelter and cloths can also affect your health.
Certainly, those interested in health would also be interested in agriculture so these CORP would not be isolated in departments but would be a part of the Network of the Church itself which naturally forms a society based in common love for one another.
There would be no need for a Department of Homeland Security to coordinate these separate departments because they would not be separate in their purpose but would be unified in the commonality and simplicity of Christ according to His purposes through His Church. If each seeks the path of Christ these groups would not be separate agencies battling for their own self interests but would be parts of a whole establishing a plenum as they became the manifestation of Christ.
Kingdom of Heaven
The only separation of powers or rights is in the individual and the only incorporation is in the body of Christ as we conform to His name, e.g. His character, in voluntary service to the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy and faith.
If Christ's spirit is indwelling in each of us, then aren't we each holding that vested sovereignty?
Then aren't we expected to exercise that power directly as individuals standing alone as free souls but together in Christ?
If we grant some of that power to those we believe to be Christ's agents, our servants we only grant the power over the thing and not over the inherent right for us to choose.
All power is vested in the individual through the family, which is only a system of self governance that works amongst the virtuous.
Our duties, responsibilities, and obligations, as Elders, under God's law is the weightier matters of law, judgment, mercy and faith.?
Righteous, Godly kings and queens do, teach their sons and daughters and raise them up in communities of love and service caring about the next family and next generation as much as their own?
The purpose in God's government is the purpose of God which is to give life, being fruitful and multiplying that life and liberty in love and righteousness.
The Godly ministers of Christ are to facilitate that purpose as the rudders of his ship whith His Holy Spirit at the helm.
Separation of Church and State
"The church is separate from the civil authority whether the people hold it individually or contrary to God's plan, collectively."
"From the Church's point of view the civil authority of the kingdom should be in the hands of individuals, not the collective."
The State is when the people incorporate their right to choose in the hands of a body politic. This is usually done because of greed and covetousness or apathy and sloth.
Almost all government today are incorporated as some form of corporation. This is not the historical norm. So what is this "civil authority"?
Civil authority is that apparatus of the state other than its military units that enforces law and order. It is also used to distinguish between religious authority (for example Canon law) and secular authority. In a religious context it may be defined "as synonymous with human government, in contradistinction to a government by God, or the divine government."
His Church is religious in that it provides a means to perform your duty to God and your fellow man but by its nature, it is also an apparatus of the people other than its military units that enforce law and order. While the Churches primary duty is charitable welfare promoting love within and amongst free assemblies called congregations of recorded elders or CORE groups the secular authority, from the point of view of the God whom the Church serves, is first in the hands of the individual family units.
That authority not yet in the corporate State and still retained by the people in their private state capacity in that religious context may be defined as synonymous with a government of the people, by the people and for the people or “the divine government."
An "Elder" is not so much an office as it is a position. The offices of Elder is that of Father of the family and Husband of a Wife and a Brother to all mankind. The definition of the duties of an Elder are found in the necessity of those offices.
Their purpose is defined by the name or Character of the creator as the Father of us all. By adoption some may take another father of the earth acquiring new duties and obligations but through repentance they may return to the piety of their father in heaven.
If a natural family or family in the state of nature is an estate endowed by God in possession of all rights according to the law of Nature and Nature's God. It is the primary unit of the kingdom of God that passes from generation to generation.
If we are governed by the virtues of Christ and make no covenants each individual holds all the power of the state to be governed by God. This is government or the Kingdom of God.
All governments operate by and with the sacrifices of the people. The people have that right to give up a portion of their own lives for the benefits of others. In a natural state that choice or liberty rest with the individual but under contract that power or liberty of choice may be granted to others.
A man is free only when his "freewill offerings", "tithes" are truly free and he will not remain free if he does not give freely as Christ and the Father gave life to us all. In the kingdom everyman's hand is the hand of government and his heart shall define its nature. If his heart is that of a beast biting his neighbor his government will have the nature of a beast. If he does not defend justice and exercise mercy he will not receive mercy or justice.
The same applies to the kings of families. If sons and daughters do not honor their parents and their elders in congregation their days will not be long upon the land as free souls under God. While the government of God operates in liberty without true daily sacrifice there will be no liberty. All must seek to support in love through sacrifice and service through their own free will choice. Liberty will not linger amongst a people who will not support its cause amongst the families of mankind. Without the virtue of charity, the sacrifice of faith, and the patience of hope there will be no freedom.
Sacred Purpose Trusts
Auxiliary | Ex officio |
Trusting in the Kingdom
COM | CORE | Elders
Family trusts | Creature
Trustees Delegates and Agents
Agency vs Trust |
LLC | Golem
Tithing | Why Congregate | Slothful |
Study | Kingdom Business | FEMA |
Early non Bible authors
Athenagoras of Athens | Methodius of Olympus | The Gospel of Thomas |
Hippolytus of Rome | Justin the Martyr | Jerome | Augustine of Hippo |
Epistle of Mathetes |
Philo Judaeus or Philo of Alexandria and The Allegories of the Sacred Laws
People in the Bible
Paul the Apostle | Melchizedek | Moses | Cain | Caesar | Herod | Jesus |
John the Baptist | Nimrod | Abraham | Essenes |
Buddha | Celsus | Constantine | Eusebius | Marcus Tullius Cicero | Augustine of Canterbury |
Ambrose | Lady Godiva | Plutarch | Polybius | Seneca | Tacitus | Vespian | Manichaeism | John Wycliffe |
Chapter 15. of the book The Covenants of the gods
- Body of Christ vs the Body of the State
- Text http://www.hisholychurch.org/study/gods/cog15bvb.php
- Audio http://keysofthekingdom.info/COG-15.mp3
His Church Formation Packet
- Contains Three Step Plan to establish a Church Congregation of Record.
Church Packet individual forms
- Declaration of Sacred Purpose Form
- Notification of Ministry Form
- Annual Report Form
His Church Guidelines
- Contains 20 basic guidelines for the formation of a Church Congregation of Record.
His Church Ministrative Guidelines
- Contains the basic Ministrative Guidelines for the procedures of a Church Congregation of Record.
Study series on trusts of the Church
See: Study page Index
See: Index His Church Trusts
See: Equity and Trusts
See: Church Trusts
Factors of a Sham Trust see: Sham Trust
His Church Trust Explained part 1
His Church Trust Explained part 2
== Footnotes ==
- Definition from Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
- Fundamental Church Guidelines Appendix 10.
- Ministrative Guidelines Appendix 11.
- Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence <biazo>, and the violent take it by force.
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth <biazo> into it.
- 971 biazo 1) to use force, to apply force 2) to force, inflict violence on From bia \translated violence and akin to bio life.
- Numbers 3:12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
- Numbers 8:14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.
- John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
- John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
- John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
- 1 Corinthians 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
- Psalms 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
- Romans 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
- Exodus 34:12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
- Psalms 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
- Psalms 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
- Psalms 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
- Proverbs 22:22-26 ¶ Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: 23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
- Proverbs 23:1 ¶ When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
- Proverbs 29:1 ¶ He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2 ¶ When the righteous are in authority[AV-multiply 74, increase 40, much 29, many 28, more 12, great 8, long 3, store 2, exceedingly 2, greater 2, abundance 2, misc 24;], the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
- Ecclesiastes 9:11 ¶ I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race [is] not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
- Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so [are] the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
- Isaiah 24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
- Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
- 2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
- 2 Timothy 3:1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people [were] naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto [their] shame among their enemies:)
- Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
- Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
- Proverbs 1:14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
- Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
- Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
- Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath <huparchonta property>, he cannot be my disciple.
- Luke 12:33 Sell that ye have <huparchonta property>, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
- Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
- Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast[ huparchonta property], and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
- Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
- Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
- [Mark 10]]:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
- Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
- John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
- John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
- John 17:6 ¶ I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
- John 17:14 16 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
- Matthew 7:21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
- Luke 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
- Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
- James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
- 1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
- 3 John 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
- Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
- John 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
- John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
- 1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
- Philippians 3:20 For our conversation < πολίτευμα~ politeuma n 1) the administration of civil affairs or of a commonwealth 2) the constitution of a commonwealth, form of government and the laws by which it is administered 3) a state, commonwealth 3a) the commonwealth of citizens > is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
- Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived < the administration of civil affairs or of a commonwealth> in all good conscience before God until this day.
- Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived < the administration of civil affairs or of a commonwealth> in all good conscience before God until this day.
- Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be <4176> as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
- Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be <4176 < πολιτεύομαι~ politeuomai v 1) to be a citizen 2) to administer civil affairs, manage the state 3) to make or create a citizen
- Matthew 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
- Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
- Exodus 20:26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
- Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
- Exodus 28:42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: Ezekiel 44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird [themselves] with any thing that causeth sweat.
- Lu 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
- Numbers 18:20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel. Numbers 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance. Numbers 18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. Numbers 26:62 And those that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
- John 16:15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
- Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
- Ex 23:17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD. De 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
- Deuteronomy 16:17 Every man [shall give] as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
- Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
- “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The United States of America are a corporation endowed with the capacity to sue and be sued, to convey and receive property.” 1 Marsh. Dec. 177, 181. Opinion of first Supreme Court Justice Marshall.
- D. LIPSCOMB, CIVIL GOVERNMENT:Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, AND THE Christian's Relation To It. (NASHVILLE, TENN.:McQUIDDY PRINTING CO.,1913).
- Religion. Real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856 Edition
- Malachi 2:10 “Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?”
- John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.
- Piety or pious behavior was originally the charitable performance of your duty to your father.
- Daniel 4:3 How great [are] his signs! and how mighty [are] his wonders! his kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion [is] from generation to generation.
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