SEE 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; 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 


  

 
Site updated on: March 2, 2019
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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
          March Edition, 2019               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.  WE NEED TO SERVE AS "ONE BODY" IN  CHRIST!  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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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.

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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 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 (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

CHRISTIANITY  AND  RELIGIONS
Some comparisions and contrasts
Thoughts By R. L. DeWitt

People who might be seeking to learn about Christianity, need to see that it has its authority ONLY in the Holy Bible, and to be faithful this needs to be as holding "all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27) and "....rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15);  and today there are all kinds of religious rituals, ceremonies, inventions, innovations, activities, and hierarchy by men, that are NOT approved by our Creator-God, so they need to be disregarded as ground for Christian testimony ---though we can be thankful for the Gospel message everywhere.  

The Old Testament faith of Israel, which is shown as their communion with the Creator-God 
in various degrees of faith and obedience, ordinances and ceremonies, works, etc.  were the acceptable practices given of that which was foretold to come later in the New Testament (see the epistle to the Romans and Hebrews).  They were all to be FULFILLED in Jesus, the Christ of God (Israel's Messiah and God's "...only begotten Son") which had been prophecied and commended ---Matt. 3:17; Matt. 12:18; Mark 9:78; etc.  This is shown in the four Gospels of the Bible for salvation, and given in the Epistles therein as we have today to proclaim the CHURCH ("called out assembly pertaining to God"). That is essential Bible truth, which the O.T. foretold!  This all stands on holy ground;  and ALL RELIGIONS (meaning devoted works) is man's efforts for whatever he chooses to believe.  

God alone has ordained the Christian faith and shows all that He has for man in His holy Word. In reading the Bible, one should FIRST seek an overview in such as John 1; John 3; John 14 to see the essence of the faith and salvation; and then study all the books of the Gospels and Epistles. If that does not arouse interest in seeking to know God, then there is probably little more one can offer; and that is because religion ---man's devoted works and hopes, is not the Christian object, rather the Lord Jesus ---the Christ of God. Salvation now of our eternal soul and eternal blessings by God, is shown in God's immutable Word for the good of man. 

If the seeker truly believes first in the Creator-God, then the reading of His Word will hear Him speaking to the reader. Study of the New Testament is the primary source of truth for us today, and then one can learn in the Old Testament about the Creator, His works, His covenant with Israel and promise of their Messiah (note Isaiah); and His dealings with mankind as He shows us His mind and purposes for all the way before us. The OT is mostly typology and fore-shadowing that which was then to come, as in our day and on to the ending of the Bible revelations. 

We all have choices, and the true understanding of Bible is:  that it is ALL the truth God has given us, together with the leading and unction of the Holy Spirit to apply that truth. Man's various religious ideas is not the purpose here, but we want to be a help to those of any religion to come alone to Jesus, the Christ, for salvation and blessings forever ---"he that hath the Son, hath life, and he that hath not the Son hath not (eternal) life" (1 Jn. 5:10-12).  One might see also Revelation 22, and especially note verses 16-21, and come to appreciate that our God would not hold us responsible for anything He has not told us in His immutable Word. Faithful saints can only hope this will prove a blessing to any earnest seekers. 

There is a worldwide fellowship of saints of God who value Bible-only, that has been going on since God's revival of Church truth in circa 1800 AD, out of the religious efforts from the Reformation age of circa 1500 AD . One can read about that at the Internet web site: Biblecounsel.net , and by contacting Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL for ministry books on Christian history, the scriptural testimony, and Bible subjects. 

Look up always, friends, hold fast God's Word, and bow to our God for real hope and blessings!  
- RLD:  GM66; 6/18

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