(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: 


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Site updated on: November 2, 2019
                              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.  
May God bless this site 
to all readers

See the
Christian Counsel Collection
        November Edition, 2019       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 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.

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

   A wise and profitable way to study the Holy Bible, friend, is to first ask God to teach you and lead you in the study, for it is His Word speaking to man, and we need to first of all be
ACKNOWLEDGING  GOD (note Isa. 45:18-22). The Bible is to be read as a holy text book of truth and information, and not simply read as a common story book, for it is God speaking to readers therein; and thus one ought to make the reading a DAILY PRACTICE.

   If the seeker is not yet a true and devoted "born again" believer in Jesus, "the Christ of God" (Luke 9:20), and assured of Heaven (as John 3, John 14, Rom. 8; 1 Jn. 5:10-13; etc.), that one needs to FIRST be reading the four Gospel books: MATTHEW; MARK; LUKE; JOHN; and see the personal message God has for the reader ---the Lord Jesus being presented there in four descriptive ways. Ask God for understanding as you read ---and one might well make a quick side reading in Hebrews 9 & 10 to see the overall picture for earnest seekers after God. ALL THESE SCRIPTURE REFERENCES QUOTED HEREIN SHOULD BE CAREFULLY READ AND PRAYED ABOUT if the reader truly wants to know the mind and ways of God.  

  The seeker might also ALTERNATE READING EACH WEEK in the Old Testament to learn about the Creator-God and creation; history of man; God's covenant people of Israel; and the prophecy for Israel and their Messiah ---the Lord Jesus. The book of Acts and the Epistles follow the Gospels, and teach about the universal Church and our need to know that for our present day as a Godly walk and testimony. 

  Some modern versions of God's Word by men are aimed to please readers, so they often omit or change wordings to try and make things as modern language and simple, rather than what God has recorded for us by such as the venerable KING JAMES VERSION ---much studied by scholars over 300-400 years. Bibles printed in other languages need to be prayerfully studied to conform to the KJV of circa 1800 and not the many new Bible versions men are promoting.  

  I recommend students possess the proven KJV Scofield Study Bible, or the KJV Parallel Edition which holds to the given text, and gives helps then in margin notes and commentaries by esteemed scholars, and also shows some errors and where writers in these later years have sometimes used poor wording to make it more simple. There is no perfection in man, so there will be some errors in all versions, and we want to be able to see those. BIBLE TRUTH PUBLISHERS, Addison, IL --USA is a most helpful source for Bibles and biblical ministry and materials; and the valuable Bible Dictionary: Concise Bible Dictionary which is much recommended.  

  It seems that a reader would do well to have an outline for study such as follows, to see the several sections of the Bible: The four GOSPELS should be read first ---showing several views of God's grace and hope for mankind in His "...beloved Son" ---the Lord Jesus, the Christ of God. That gives the foundation for the Bible study, and the REAL REASON for the study. Apart from that a quick and simple reading might only result in a history lesson of people of the world, and miss the lesson from God.  

  In essence this message says that there are inter-related parts to God's Word:
 Bible General ---an overview of deity, creation, the trinity, history, and God's care and dealing first with His covenant people of Israel, as showing blessings to those who are obedient and faithful, such as Abraham and his blessed descendants, etc.; and purpose and mind of God in general in the books of Old Testament and New Testament ---showing the change from OT times to NT.   

Redemption Way ---Seeing how the Old Testament books are fortelling the New Testament way, and expectations for mankind, the coming and sacrifice of Jesus, the Christ of God, salvation and judgments, heaven and eternity, etc.; 

Church Truth ---Formation of the "bride" (the Church), God's testimony and expectations for His saints here in this world to obey and honor God, etc.;  

Spiritual Life ---living for God and devotions, worship, testimony before all mankind, service, etc.  Summation as in Revelation showing the future for this world, etc. 

  I believe that defining the study thus might help in preparations and discussions; and avoid confusion, and even debates, which should not be allowed to develop. Please read the verses shown above, friend, and write me anytime. These are just some thoughts here to consider for the good of seekers! -RLD: Gd-B; 06/17.