Trusts, Faith and Alliances and Allegiance
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
Equity’s courts administered the king’s justice in the king’s dominion over the person. “So friendly is equity to the charitable trust that it will stretch its powers to the limit to sustain and carry out a charitable trust. The theory upon which this is done is known as the cy pres doctrine, the words meaning, roughly translated, ‘as nearly as possible.’” But we also know “Nothing is more unjust than to extend equity too far” Equity is a persona jurisdiction.
"A person is a man considered in reference to a certain status.”
So, when the term “common law” is used, there is the common law of the individual freeman and the common law of the legislature. The courts of equity were used to fulfill a need for remedies, but for which the common law by tradition and custom did not provide, such as acts outside the realm of its reasoning jurisdiction, as in the case of “trusts and uses.”
"Law, as distinguished from equity, denotes the doctrine and the procedure of the common law of England and America, from which equity is a departure.”
Equity is a “body of rules existing by the side of the original civil law, founded on distinct principles, and claiming incidentally to supersede the civil law in virtue of a superior sanctity inherent in those principles.”
Firstly, “equity” is not law in itself, but it only exists “by the side of” the law, and the civil law, at that.
The “‘Civil Law,’ ‘Roman Law’ and ‘Roman Civil Law’ are convertible phrases, meaning the same system of jurisprudence.”
Secondly, it should be noted that it only claims to supersede the civil law.
“As old rules become too narrow, or are felt to be out of harmony with advancing civilization, a machinery is needed for their gradual enlargement and adaptation to new views of society. One mode of accomplishing this object on a large scale, without appearing to disregard existing law, is the introduction, by the prerogative of some high functionary, of a more perfect body of rules, discoverable in his judicial conscience, which is to stand side by side with the law of the land, overriding it in case of conflict, as on some title of inherent superiority, but not purporting to repeal it. Such a body of rules has been called Equity.”
Forms of Trusts
All governments are forms of trusts, but the Church differs because it does not ever compel offerings, nor does it guarantee entitlements. The Church is only sustained by free will offerings much the same as early Israel. What is given is laid upon the living altar of the Church in a sacred trust. The public servants of God’s kingdom are bound by Christ to care for the faithful. They are the incorporation of, by, and for Christ, who came to serve. The free individuals of the congregation are linked to the Church and the kingdom it serves by the free will offering of trust and faith and by that mutual witness.
The people have no binding social contract to contribute to the Church other than the covenant that may be written on their heart by God. The Church also remains free from any contracts or obligation to the congregation except what is written on the hearts of the individual ministers by God.
This is a truly free society whose life blood operates not upon an exercising authority, but upon a daily exercise of faith and trust, hope and prayer, charity and love. Societies based on virtue are hard to corrupt.
The individual congregations remain an unincorporated fellowship, with every man returned to his family and to his possessions. The Church remains restricted only by the commands of Christ and the scrutiny and choice of the people. Together, they are a free body politic formed not by force, but by virtue of mutual trust in God’s way to receive, preserve, and propagate Christ’s doctrines and ordinances.
The people recognize the ministers of the Church by free choice and contribution. The Church accept the election of the people by free choice of assignment, as we see in Acts 6.
“And in those days,... because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, ... Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith...”
The process establishes a legal entity that may function in the world, but not of it. As a foreign creation of Christ, it may open the door to a free society under God, rather than the gods of the world.
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
If we will not be ruled in our hearts and minds by our Father in Heaven we shall be ruled by the Fathers of the "world".