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 --- 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.

SOURCES & LINKS  recommended sites.

THE SITE MANAGER  background and thoughts about this ministry and purpose;  & e-mail: aninterface@hotmail.com 


  

 
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Site updated on: August 27, 2020
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
      September  Edition, 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 
Meditate On All  F Series Above
BRIEF HISTORY OF SATAN

Seekers after biblical truth might well seek to know their "adversary":  Satan  (1 Pet. 5:8), which our Creator-God speaks much of.  The following notation is added here from some previous ministry at the Internet site: Biblecounsel.net:

'Of all the Angels God made to serve, Lucifer (enlightened one ---privileged) was chosen and given special gifts and characteristics to see how he would handle it (and truly God knew). No other Angel or personage was given such liberty, except Man. With independence Lucifer decided to be as God and began to gather Angels to follow him ---which God allowed to accomplish God's purposes, and limited him by sealing other Angels as "elect", who were sanctified: i.e. set apart and preserved to obey and serve God (1 Tim. 5:21). One can read of this in the book of Genesis, and can note Isaiah 14:12-15;  Rev. 12:7-10.  

'Lucifer was cast out of Heaven with his angelic servants (who became his evil servants known as 'devils'), and then God spoke of him as "the wicked one": Satan ---adversary; the source and representative of all action and thought outside of God ---SELF-WILL AND SELF-SERVING;  rebellion, independence, evil, darkness, chaos, ruin, etc.  He became then an agent allowed by God to test and try man as to their regard and love to God, it appears; to see if mankind would hold to God or go their own way; and so Satan works to influence mankind and draw them away from the mind and ways of God, to act as man chooses and likes ---MANY SOULS ARE WILLINGLY PAWNS  in that, and  REJECT OUR CREATOR GOD.  We need to see that God, who knows the end from the beginning, set forth Satan to try man (note 1 Chron. 21:1, Job 1:7-12; Ezek. 28: 14-18)'.  

In our present day, we are yet plagued by this adversary, and need to know his presence, for he is ever a 'deceiver' --one beguiling (Gen. 3:13; 2 Cor.11:3) in Holy Scripture. We see his end in the book of Revelation as he is cast into the "lake of fire" forever (Rev. 20:10).  

The Lord Jesus calls Satan "a liar ('deceiver ---beguiler') and the father of it" (John 8:44);   and many souls follow his deceitful whispers in the mind to serve one's own interests. We might well note here that the reference to "lunatic" in such as Matt. 4:24 and Matt. 17:15 speaks today of an organic disease of the body of flesh in some souls, and not of Satan ---having its origin in the historical practice of such earlier times, that supposed the moon in the sky (luna) had powers of affect on the mind to do harsh and strange things. Such condition is not shown today as of Satan, but is mental and organic and not lunar.

God's purpose on earth through Satan is to test man as to loyalty and truth, and to TEACH MAN TO PUT THE LORD JESUS FIRST IN OUR LIFE AND TRUST HIM ONLY.   The faithfulness of true "born again" saints (as John 3; John 14; Rom. 8; 1 Jn. 5:10-12; etc.) will be blessed at the "Judgment seat of Christ" in Heaven ---otherwise the saints there will "suffer loss" of rewards as foretold for their carnal ways here on earth. Let us always value the Word of God to first be saved for Heaven, and then to be blessed. What is one here reading?   --R. DeWitt: Gd; 05/2020.  

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