SECTIONS INSIDE 
(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 --- F15;   the love of God; devotion; maturity in faith; trials; grace; 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;  Christian Counsel Collection;  etc.

SOURCES & LINKS  recommended sites.

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


  

 
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BIBLE  COUNSEL
                              Established 2000 A.D.
Holding forth the Word of life  - Phil. 2:16
 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.  
   WELCOME!   
May God bless this site 
to all readers

See the
Christian Counsel Collection
      August  Edition, 2020              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 - WOTS)
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.  WE NEED TO SERVE AS  "ONE BODY" IN  CHRIST in the world (note 1 Cor. 12:25)!   No thought here is to condemn personal faith,  for each  one must look to God in their personal life, but  this speaks to the ESSENCE of  biblical  Christianity, which is BIBLE ONLY, apart from man's reasonings and innovations;  and  addresses  Redemption WayChurch TruthSpiritual Life;  and  Bible overview to maintain the balance in the faith.  It is what God has intended for  His collective testimony in this world.  We need "all the counsel of God" as God enjoins us,  and we need to encourage all souls to embrace all these things.

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Everyone may participate in the ministry of this web site, by telling their friends to visit here.  We hope all will find some ministry to help, and perhaps a nice challenge for their faith. Surely "the time is short", as God says, and surely we need to also "be about (our) Father's business".  See the message and testimony at Site Manager Page.  The writer does not have all answers, but will be glad to share what has been learned over many years.  Questions and contrary views in a helpful way are appreciated.
Papers and comments here are changed periodically, and are personal convictions.  Serious seekers after CHURCH  testimony might well see Christian Assembly pages: F4 & F5.    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.  Any copies made should not be altered or taken out of context.

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DOES THIS TRUTH DESCRIBE YOU?  

A true  and faithful believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, will walk with Him in trust and devotion;  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, 12/2009 
​ FEATURED   SUBJECTS 
Meditate On All  F Series Above
APPRECIATING  CHURCH  TRUTH

The Church (God's universal assembly of sanctified ones in the world --"saints") is both the precious "Bride" of Christ and His spiritual body (Rom. 12:5; Rom. 16:16; 1 Cor.12:
12-25; 2 Cor. 3:1; etc.); and by definition church truth speaks of her and her relationship with the Lord. It speaks to saints of a principle and NEW life, and it is essentially about faithful compliance and conformity by true believers to what God intended in Acts 2:41-42 at the beginning of the Church, and then in the Epistles. It shows a spiritual NEW birth (John 3), and calls faithful ones to then obey and honor God individually and collectively without man's innovations, though no believer is perfect. One who is saved ---one made a new spiritual creation in Christ (John 3:16; Rom. 8:1-9; Rom. 12:5) ought to seek to follow the Word (see J0hn 14: 23-24; John.17:17; Titus 1:9; Phil. 2:2); including baptism, the gathering of saints, the collective worldwide testimony of the "one body" apart from sectarianism;  and for obedience, the Lord's glory and honor, etc.  

It is important for true believers in Jesus, the Christ of God, to see that the universal church (God's testimony worldwide and in local assemblies of one mind as BIBLE-ONLY) should be unified, rather than divisive and sectarian as the enemy has introduced. Believers have an individual relationship with their Lord, and are then called to a COL-LECTIVE testimony in the world to express the "one body" in Christ, and for ministry, study, prayer, worship of the Lord "in the midst", etc. It is all about honoring and obeying our Lord. Believers should ask fundamental questions about the church, seek the truth of the Word of God, and be ready to lay aside all traditions, religious ideas, religious associations, and yield to the leading of the "Holy Spirit" taking "all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27). Some foundation subjects we ought to seek to embrace for Bible-only, are such as follows:
  a) understanding the Church in general from the Scripture, not man's ideas and preferences;  
  b) seeing essential church history from reliable sources and the Word of God (KJV recommended);  
  c) appreciating the "one body in Christ" in the universal and local aspects;  
  d) studying and esteeming the Word of God as our only authority for the church and the faith, not traditions and man's creeds;  
  e) holding to Christian unity in truth, not mergers nor independency;  
  f) knowing the gathering place by God's appointment;  
  g) being baptized according to Scripture;  
  h) distinguishing the Lord's table and the Lord's supper;  
  i) remembering the Lord in worship according as He requested and directed;  
  j) defining ministry and ministers by the Word of God; 
  k) bowing to God's government as shown;  
  l) helping the saints and the testimony. 

The difference between a scriptural assembly and man's religious gatherings is essential for faithful saints to see:

BIBLICAL, NOT IDEOLOGICAL 
- true to the Word of God, not after some religious rationale, philosophies, and concepts of the reasonings by men;

SCRIPTURAL, NOT ENTERTAINING
- following God's way and purposes as shown only in the Scripture, not ideas for entertainment and activities, and compromising the Word to have a popular place to accommodate all interests like social clubs;  

DEVOTIONAL, NOT PROMOTIONAL
- worship of the Lord Jesus Christ as God's Son and the Savior of all who will receive Him as God shows for His Church; and honoring Him rather than following after schemes to be popular and attract in greater numbers of people; 

SPIRITUAL, NOT TRADITIONAL
- holiness before God, rather than traditions of rituals, ceremonies, creeds, programs, etc; 

PERSONAL, NOT POPULAR
- being with those faithful saints who value Bible-only and stand separate from the popular ways of christendom with hierarchies and innovations;  
- not being afraid to stand separate from the popular majority in christendom; rather being with those few faithful saints elsewhere worldwide who hold the Word;

INCLUSIVE, NOT EXCLUSIVE
- not being an exclusive sect with man-made rules, doctrines, and reasonings, but being an inclusive scriptural fellowship worldwide, of all those souls who are faithful and true;  

HOLDING, NOT FOLLOWING
- keeping the truth and preaching Christ to visitors; not following denominated sects (man's religions) to be accepted, nor enjoying man's organizations, methods, and associations;  

HONORABLE, NOT DISHONORABLE
- bringing honor on the Lord in His testimony before all men by keeping His Word, loving all souls, and helping the saints to go on well rather than after the ways of men;  ever maintaining the Lord's Table, and God's holiness in the assembly as well as our own life. 

This does not speak fully of individual spiritual life, but important Church truth, I believe, according to the teachings by the Word of God; and if one is prayerful, a serious seeker, and wants to honor God and have the leading and blessing by the Holy Spirit, they may find that true universal fellowship in the world which is yet holding and practicing these things 'til our Lord comes again. One might inquire also at Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL.    - RLD: from biblecounsel.net --- CF05: 12/2007; add: 7/2020.



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