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; 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.  
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May God bless this site 
to all readers

See the
Christian Counsel Collection
        June  Edition, 05/2020             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 
SEEKING SERIOUS SEEKERS 
Some Thoughts On Mind And Heart
Commentary By R. DeWitt
    It seems there are two primary issues in a fundamental relationship with God that He wants of us, and that is a state of mind and condition of heart more than learning much knowledge. While God wants all souls to seek Him (as Jer. 29:13 declares), it is the earnest seeker that will find Him, since just a curious inquiry might miss the contact. Truly the natural man needs to hear and understand the message of salvation of the soul, eternal life and Heaven, but MUST be a seeker and understand his urgent need of the Savior; else it will not likely produce the intended results, when a soul is not prepared with "ears to hear", as the Word of God says (Mark 4:9). We certainly MUST value the Holy Word of God as given, and be honestly seeking to know the Savior (as in John 3 & 1 Jn. 5:10-12).  

   Some years ago a servant of the Lord, who was gifted in evangelism, said: 'Aim at the heart and conscience', with the thought of awakening one to his need. This seems sound as it speaks of a need to have a heart open to hear the truth, if not yet exercised to do so. It also assumes the preacher is in prayer and faithfully speaks a clear and sound gospel message from the Bible ---not just a religious formula. Preaching and praying is all the preacher can do, for he cannot save a soul, though some men have undue confidence in their ability to bring about salvation, and thus might press one for a pre-mature confession. I fear pressing one for a confession, for the real salvation only comes by possession from an exercise of soul, by a serious seeker for the living RELATIONSHIP with our God (noting John 14).

   The preacher, whether gifted in evangelism or just a devoted saint, needs to help a listener to realize the brevity of life, the certainty of death, and what our Creator-God says about the urgency of redemption ---which must be NOW while yet in this world, requiring a SPIRITUAL BIRTH.  

   While the "born again" believers (as John 3) should urgently speak the simple gospel message to listeners, and the need to receive His Son into the heart, the non-believer must have an open mind and a willing heart as John 14 shows in our Bible. Without this, the knowledge 'runs off like water on a duck's back', as the saying goes; or one gives a FALSE confession to stop any further message. Salvation is less an intellectual thing than a desire of the heart. A PREACHER CANNOT LIKELY CONVINCE ONE TO BELIEVE ON CHRIST, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN. The Spirit of God can prepare one ( called "quickening" in the Bible ---an awakening to truth) and lead one to receive the truth, if TRULY that one is ready to hear and receive it. He needs to own and confess his natural sinful nature before our Holy Creator-God, and have a repentant heart. We should not assume one is saved because he says he believes about Christ and God, for even "..the devils also believe, and tremble" (James 2:19) ---and we know devils will not be in Heaven. ALL SOULS MUST BE "BORN AGAIN" to have any part in God (see that, and meditate on the truth of it in John 14).

   It occurs to me that such a serious inquiry applies also to believers in regard to CHURCH TRUTH and "all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27). Does one want to be faithful? God says that "without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Heb.11:6). Is one here a diligent seeker? This is not just about salvation, but also truth of the Christian life. How important is it to be in conformity to the mind of God, keep His Word, obey and honor Him? We each need to answer such questions. The commendation of God to the faithful souls is as shown in the Book of Revelation: "thou hast a little strength and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name" (Rev.3:8).

   Does one want to know their sins are forgiven and they have an entrance into Heaven? Does one want to receive the commendation of God: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant", and enjoy the blessings of Heaven for eternity? Believers need to continue to preach Christ, and we want to challenge others to first be an open and honest seeker before God. Without this the message just becomes a curiosity (see John 6:64-66). The true believer's responsibility is to preach and pray (Rom.10:14), and God will do His work; however, I believe we can see our loving God is always seeking honest souls, whether they will come or not (2 Pet. 3:9).  
  - RLD: RG14; 3/2006; add 04/2020

OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE WILL BE IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO THE PLACE WE GIVE THE LORD JESUS IN OUR HEART AND DAILY EXPERIENCE - RLD.