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(A Balanced Faith)
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REDEMPTION  WAY   about Heaven; salvation (gospel);  eternal life; blessing; our course; judgments; the Lord's sacrifice, reign, kingdom, glory and purposes; etc.

CHURCH  TRUTH  about baptism; the  gathering  of believers;  the collective  testimony; obedience; a Godly path;  the Lord's glory  and honor; etc. 

SPIRITUAL  LIFE   about worship; the love of God; devotion; maturity in faith; trials; peace and joy; holiness;  communion;  charity,  service;  the Lord's glory and praise;  etc. 

GENERAL MINISTRY  about the Creator-God; Trinity; Bible overview; God's plan; Bible subjects;  the OT & NT; Christianity; sects and cults;  God's honor; etc.

SPECIAL THOUGHTS  about life; some viewpoints;  letters; information; etc.

SOURCES & LINKS  recommended sites.

THE SITE MANAGER  about this ministry and purpose;  & e-mail:
aninterface@hotmail.com 


  

 
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                                       Established 2000 A.D.
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Holding fast the 
faithful  Word   - Titus 1:9
  See thoughts about God's recovery of church truth for His testimony and our pathway as believers, from that revival of 1827 AD shown herein 
at Christian Pathway page, and also the Christian Assembly page.  
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May God bless this site 
to all readers

See the
Christian Counsel Collection
    September  Edition, 2018                www.biblecounsel.net  or  www.biblecounsel.homestead.com                    Scriptural  Newsletter  
INDEX Of Subjects

F1 -God's Ways  (Plan For Man)
F2 -Gospel Message
F3 -New Believers
F4 -Christian Assembly
F5 -History & Records
F6 -Bible Truth Publishers
F7 -Trials & Blessings
F8- Word Of God (a Bible study method)
F9 -Practical Subjects
F10 -Christian Pathway (Gatherings)
F11 -Sects & Cults
F12 -Conditions & Comments
F13 -Center Circle
F14 -Bible Fundamentals (Fundamentals Of Faith;  Readings)
F15 -Worship & Devotion 

WELCOME HERE FRIENDS!   It is hoped you will find this site to be very helpful.  All questions and comments are welcome and held confidential (e-mail: aninterface@hotmail.com).    This web site is non-sectarian ministry 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 urges readers to learn about it (see Church Truth page and Feature pages above). It is always the desire and hope here to obey and honor our Lord, and encourage and seek the spiritual welfare of all people.  No thought here is to condemn personal faith, for each one must look to God in their personal life, but  this speaks to spiritual life and the holy gospel truth by Bible-only;   and what God has intended for His collective testimony in this world.  We need "all the counsel of God". 

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Papers and comments here are changed periodically, and are personal convictions.  Serious seekers after church testimony might well see Christian Assembly page: F4.    There are many pages for help and encouragement --- SEE INDEX ABOVE FOR A BIBLE STUDY --F8.   The manager may not have answers for all questions, but is glad to share what he has and be of some help. He is not perfect and revisions and updates 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.

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DOES THIS DESCRIBE YOU?  
A true and faithful believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, will walk with Him and talk with Him daily, until that day when one can see Him and be with Him forever in the Father's house in Heaven.  - RLD, 12/09


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THE CARNAL WAYS
Thoughts By R. DeWitt
In practice, carnality seems to be the outward expression of the inward natural state of vanity. Neither should be allowed in the pilgrim sojourn of saints --I do speak to self and want to caution young believers. 

Problems of our flesh (natural ways) is usually from being occupied with self-interests and indulgence. True believers in Christ (saints --sanctified ones, meaning set apart for God) really need to guard against worldly extremes and its ways of lust of the flesh, which dishonors God, and rather seek always to be in conformity to the Word and the mind of God. This applies to worldly interests ---that is, those fleshly values of unneeded forms of entertainment, participation, dress, manner, etc., which even conscience should show us is not pleasing to our holy God ---who represents purity; and such can easily draw us away and stumble others who seek to know God (meditate on 1 Thess. 5:21-23; Titus 2:12-14; etc.). We might prefer some change or new ways in our life, but we need to find God's mind about it rather than listen to the world's ways; and also bring every thought to the Lord Jesus (as 2 Cor. 10:5). 

We, who are "born again" saints (see John 3) have a new life in Christ and we ought to live that life. Surely we must not covet the things of the world and listen to the world's ways for success or pleasures or satisfaction, etc. God has prepared the good way for the saints and to meet all our needs. We might use the resources of the world that are made available and allowed by God, but we are not to hold the values of the world. Saints of God are truly made above this world, though living here a little while. We need to see ourselves as "ambassadors for Christ" (2 Cor. 5:20), if we can appreciate what an ambassador is and should be doing while in another land ---i.e. representing the One who sent us.

Carnality is akin to vanity, and is shown in the Bible as believers in Christ who seek self-serving gains, fleshly pleasures, and without regard for the spiritual good of all and God's testimony and glory. If the saints are occupied and dwelling with self-interests, carnality is sure to follow, which is a state of soul as worldly pursuits. We all surely have such a problem at times, so need to judge it.

Satan will always introduce thoughts contrary to God, and we need to recognize that and judge them promptly (1 John 1:9-10; 1 Pet.2:11). We really ought to be spiritually afraid of our flesh and "have no confidence in the flesh" (Phil. 3:3) ---for that is where Satan works; and "make no provision for the flesh" (Rom. 13:14). This does not speak of necessary bodily needs, but the excesses and vanity of which we have been speaking here.

Perhaps the basic question for one to raise is: do I want and intend to honor and glorify my Lord, and be devoted to Him? If He does not have "the preeminence" in my life (Col. 1:12-19), then my flesh will assert itself, which would bring in much loss for me and dishonor to my Lord. Certainly, worldliness should not be approved or allowed within God's assembly or affect the holy testimony there; though if one sets some lower standards for their personal walk, that then becomes a matter of conscience between a believer and his Lord, but perhaps can even stumble others if continues.
- RLD: SS22; 07/09; add: 08/18
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