(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 --- 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. THE SITE MANAGER background and thoughts about this ministry and purpose; & e-mail: email@example.com
Site updated on: July 17, 2021
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July-August Edition, 2021 www.biblecounsel.net or www.biblecounsel.homestead.com Scriptural Newsletter
INDEX Of Subjects
(a Bible study method - WOTS)
WELCOME HERE FRIENDS! It is hoped you will find this site to be very helpful, and will see the INDEX for many papers on Bible truths to help. Ask about any special interests, and one might have a reference!
All questions and comments are welcome and held confidential (send e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 Way; Church Truth; Spiritual 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.
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.
NOTE: Papers and comments here are changed periodically, and are personal convictions. Serious seekers after CHURCH testimony might well see Christian Assembly pages: F4 & F5 here. 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. Any questions are welcome, and we can only share what we feel led to send forth for consideration --may God help us!
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
Meditate On All F Series Above
AM IMPORTANT MESSAGE
The Lord Jesus said: "search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are that which testify of Me" (John 5:39) --- note His further statements as a caution, and our hope -- See John 3; John 14; Romans 8; etc.
FORCAST OF THE END
LOOKING FORWARD AND BACKWARD
We are living now in an intense period of some turmoil and upheaval in the world --having perhaps experienced a recent warning from God in a fatal virus appearing, killing many souls; and extremes in many ways worldwide of violence; hatred; public killings; etc by the workings of Satan's pons --the enemy of our souls, as the Holy Bible shows. Worldwide threats of violence and warfare; economical extremes; job losses; higher costs; greed; population explosion and limited resource's for mankind; also weather and climate upheaval is quite notable. A rationale for it all is always forthcoming by all manner of reasoning, but the 'bigger picture' as the saying goes, is that our Creator-God who is overall, DECLARES there is in fact a severe end-time coming (Matthew 24:21; 1 Cor. 15:52)! This ALL seems much to be a warning to us of more severe judgment yet to come after the Church (true saints) is called up ('rapture') to God, as our Holy Bible makes clear!
Some have satisfied self by saying there have always been 'wars and rumors of wars' and bad seasons. However, the Biblical account shows a picture of ALL time drawing to a close, when our Creator-God fulfills His intent as He has told us in His "Word of Truth". How often does one read the Holy Bible: "rightly dividing the Word of Truth" and taking "all the counsel of God", as He enjoins us ---noting primarily John 3; John 14; Romans 8; etc. to see our personal need and assurance of salvation?
The end is foretold in God's Holy "Word of Truth", and many Bible scholars see a fulfillment ahead. We read: "God speaks once; yea, twice, and man perceives it not" (Job 33:14). He has been speaking for many years now, and man continues to ignore Him! Truly if one is not "born again" by the spiritual birth God affords (see John 3:16-18 in the Bible) they are living in great PERIL all their days; and as a song writer has declared: 'Life as best is very brief; like the falling of a leaf: BE in time'!
A look at The End might be a warning now! Suddenly, without announcement, God will call His "bride" --the Church (called out saints of God) to Himself, and then terrible ways will befall those left behind. Is the reader here prepared by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and assured?
Let us consider some conditions around us! There is political upheaval and violence like we have not seen for many years in government. The result is great violence between different political-oriented souls. Men are fighting for control of everything instead of following the mind and ways our God has shown. Politics needs to be replaced by Christianity for faithful seekers --trusting God to direct things!
Surely, the real end is looming, and God says: "in a moment; in the twinkling of an eye", He will call His "Bride" --the redeemed Church up to Himself in Heaven; and then awful judgment will begin here as never before. Viewing all things this seems now to be near 'at hand'! Is the reader here truly IN THE CHURCH; and not just sometimes attending a church place? After the Church is called up (termed 'a rapture') to Heaven, the foretold "great Tribulation" period WILL FALL on the earth for seven years, by the reign of Satan with His political and religious beasts ---truly wicked men as the Book of Revelation shows. Will the reader here be left for that?
Then the Lord Jesus will return to earth with His "bride" the Church and reign supreme for a thousand years --the foretold MILLENNIUM, as was denied Him when He first came ---as the Bible Gospels show. All the lost souls who rejected-neglected Christ will then be cast in Hell forever in severe burning without end. Where will the reader here then be? A seeker here may write for further help. --RLD: Gd; 5/2021.
Life at best is very brief,
Like the falling of a leaf,
Like the binding of sheaf;
Be in time!
Fleeting days are telling fast
That the line will soon be cast,
And the fatal line be past,
Be in time!
Be in time...be in time!
While the voice of Jesus calls you,
Be in time!
If in sin you longer wait,
You may find no open gate;
And your cry be just goo late;
Be in time!
ECHOES OF GRACE HYMNS