Much of what one will find at this site is that which concerns basic Christian experience ---Redemption Way, Church Truth, and Spiritual Life, though other ministry is available. It is hoped one will seek after the scriptural path, rather than what pleases the flesh.
1) This first truth speaks about God's plan and purpose, sacrifice, salvation of our soul, hope, the Lord's reign and glory, and assurance of His care and love for all eternity, etc.;
2) The second truth sets forth God's expectations for our walk in this world, collective worship, His testimony in unity, the real gospel message, and honor to Him and obediance to His Word, etc.;
3) The third truth is about devotion, serving, growing or maturing in the Christian faith. General ministry on Christianity is also added. Each one of these should be studied for our good, and when you have questions please feel free to write here. We can look at the Word of God together which is our only authority under God.
Papers and comments here are changed periodically, and are personal convictions. There are many pages for help and encouragement. The manager may not have answers for all questions, but is glad to share what he has and be
of some help. We need to prove it by the Word. He is not perfect and revisions and up-dates seem needed at times to clarify thoughts, so one might note the revision date on any papers they wish to copy (set your print margins at .25). Any copies made should not be altered or taken out of context when shared with others.
THE PURPOSE HERE: Your visit here is appreciated, and questions and comments are welcome and held confidential. This web site is non-sectarian ministry (www.BibleCounsel.homestead.com) to encourage the reading of God's Word, and for serious seeking after truth. It values God's work of revival in the early 1800's, with which it is associated, and seeks to maintain that testimony. Readers are urged to learn about it (see Church Truth page and the Feature pages herein). It is always the desire and hope here to obey and honor our Lord, and encourage and seek unity and the spiritual welfare of all people.
NOTE SOME COMING CHANGES: 1) After June, one may use the new name: BibleCounsel.net which is an additional domain name for this site, and will eventually be the only address. 2) Consideration is being given to also have a monthly newsletter sent to those who are interested in ministry from the Christian Counsel Collection, so this may be now requested by writing to Sojourning@charter.net. It will have available all (about 400+) documents of ministry on several subjects.
The Cross Of Christ
O solemn hour! O hour alone
In solitary might,
When God the Father's only Son,
As man, for sinners to atone,
Expires ---amazing sight!
The Lord of glory crucified!
The Lord of life has bled and died!
O mystery of mysteries!
Of life and death the tree;
Center of two eternities,
Which look with rapt, adoring eyes,
Onward and back to Thee;
O cross of Christ, where all His pain
And death is our eternal gain.
O how our inmost hearts do move,
While gazing on that cross;
The death of the Incarnate Love!
What shame, what grief, what joy we prove,
That He should die for us!
Our hearts were broken by that cry,
"Eli, lama sabachthani?"
- Little Flock Hymns
Praise the Savior, ye who know Him,
Who can tell how much we owe Him?
Gladly let us render to Him
All we have and are.
Jesus is the Name that charms us,
He for conflict fits and arms us,
Nothing moves and nothing harms us,
While we trust in Him.
The intent here is not to just set forth opinions, but minister the Word of God by "rightly dividing the Word of Truth", as God says (2 Tim. 2:15). If you think something you read is not right, it is hoped you will inquire further so it might be reviewed to see what God intended ---for truly we must not add to or take from God's Word.