(A Balanced Faith)
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: 


Site updated on: November 4, 2018
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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.  
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Christian Counsel Collection
      November Edition, 2018       or                 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:    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". 

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 (set your print margins at .25). Any copies made should not be altered or taken out of context.

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

By R. L. DeWitt
Overall, the Holy Bible is God's only recorded Word for mankind, and the only dependable source of truth to know about the Creator-God: His purposes, created work, redemption for fallen man, expectations for us, and the future (see John 14 for a brief Gospel message, and Hebrew epistle and Peter's epistles for summary statements). God speaks to individual saints (the redeemed souls) by impressing His recorded Word to them, silently urging them by His Holy Spirit, and revealing open doors and closing doors in a practical way to those who are being faithful ---and it is not by the counsel or reasonings by men contrary to His immutable Word. God asserts that: "... My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." (Isa. 55:8-9 KJV).
God shows creation in the Holy Bible ---His "Word of Truth";  the essential ways and purposes of God; the trinity of God; His dealing in history with mankind from the beginning; His record in His Word; and the unfolding of His message in "all the counsel of God", and for seekers to be "rightly dividing the Word of Truth" in the Old Testament and the New Testament, as He bids us to do. We must not add to or take from God's Word, as He tells us, and certainly not practice religious ideas and innovations, as man likes to do. Another paper on Fundamental Truths in the Christian Counsel Collection ---GM53, states in part the following: 

"To corrupt God's Word with various modern versions as is happening frequently in recent years, to make it more simple and pleasing like a common story book, is truly harmful.  Promoting various ministry papers by questionable writers of various sects is often diluting the real message, for God  
established His Word in the sixty-six Books preserved for us. The Concise Bible Dictionary, available at BIBLE TRUTH PUBLISHERS, Addison, IL - USA, shows much of how the original manuscripts were preserved and used to complete the King James Version ---see pages 127, 797-806. This KJV Bible ---studied by faithful scholars over 300-400 years, is more reliable, many of us see. The use of esteemed study Bibles, such as the Scofield Study Edition of the KJV, is recommended to help in learning God's meanings for serious seekers. We must allow that all works of men will have some errors, so the real test is earnest prayer that God will guide us in learning the essential message."  

Some sections of the Bible are more noteworthy, and seen in the Old Testament and the New Testament (the 66 Books together and with no contradictions), which shows creation, history; and the promises by covenant to Israel, which are fulfilled when their promised Messiah (anointed One of God ---e.g. Psa. 45:7; Isa. 52 &53; Dan. 9:25; John 1; John 4) was born into the world to be the real sacrifice, for man's sinful nature and reconciliation to God (which the animal sacrifices and ordinances of old were only a type).  New readers need to first note John 1;  John 3;  John 14 to be clear about salvation.  Beyond the Gospels about Christ, the Church (called out company of saints of God ---the "Bride") is then presented in the book of Acts, after the ministry of Christ and His supreme sacrifice. The establishment of the Church universal in various cities is shown in the Epistles, to express the "one body of Christ" in "unity of the Faith"; and this is followed by the book of Revelation, which explains the sequence of events in the end, and often is difficult for general readers to understand when God speaks of heavenly things.

As we see the Church (kuriakos --"pertaining to God", and at a time called: "kirk");  and ecclesia --"God's called out assembly"), we note it is the redeemed "Bride" of Christ shown in the Epistles (note John 3:29;  2 Cor. 11:2;  Rev. 21:2; etc.), and it is formed by the truth of the Gospel message, and given the promise of a heavenly place for eternity with Jesus, the Christ of God (while faithful OT saints are blessed as an earthly people after the Millennium time). Salvation of the soul in this present age is only by a living faith in Jesus, the Christ, and not by traditions and religious works.  

The essence of Christianity (the faithful saints in Christ) is Redemption Way, Church Truth, and Spiritual Life:
> Redemption Way, which includes saving grace by embracing the Person and redemptive work of Christ, and His promised return and reign over the earth, and is a glorious thing to contemplate and preach abroad. The enemy can not prevent salvation, though he can cause apathy and self indulgence thus hindering the gospel work. It is a message of God's love (John 3), God's purpose (I Tim. 1:15), God's promises (John 14). It speaks of hope to the world, of judgment and salvation to souls. It sets forth redemption, justification, sanctification, and describes the new birth and adoption by the Holy Spirit. God's creation and the future of all men is foretold; and the coming again and reign of Christ with His Bride is declared, followed by the eternal state. The way to salvation is in and through Christ, whom to know is life eternal (John 17:3; 1 Jn 5:11-12). We surely ought to read the Word and rejoice in our Savior and this hope.

> Church Truth is scriptural ground and the sphere of light and obedience, and the truth most neglected. One might live his full life serving in the gospel work, yet not be much concerned about the counsels of God and His honor, and not value the gathering, collective worship at His table, and a walk in the truth. This is why the testimony is divided, the saints are scattered, and denominated sects are everywhere. The apostle, John, said: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth" (3 John 4). Perhaps the main reason church truth is so neglected, is that many have not learned simple obedience. Christians tend to think on their preferences and value their ideas more than what pleases God. The expression of the one "body of Christ" is so often denied, government in the "house of God" is neglected, the hope of the "Bride" is not appreciated, and the "candlestick" (lampstand) testimony is not valued. Satan certainly opposes anything for God, and careless Christians are easily led astray. We ought to take "all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27).

> Spiritual life speaks of growth and maturity in the faith we have in Christ, and it moves our hearts closer to Him, and we will thus be happy and profitable servants. It is a life of holiness and devotion, and we need to cultivate it. "Growing in the faith is a spiritual process, that will be in direct proportion to the place we give Christ in our hearts and daily experience". We need this precious communion. Sooner or later a believer, who truly desires to be faithful, will get his wandering eyes upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and his heart will be wonderously affected. We ought to urgently look unto Jesus (Heb.12:2; Heb.2:9), that our joy "might be full" (John 15:11); and we need to be a faithful witness to all we meet.  

It seems so very important to maintain a balance in these things. Believers often become so occupied with one area that the others are neglected, and it not only is personal loss, but harms the testimony. 
- RLD: GB38; 06/15.