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; 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:
aninterface@hotmail.com 


  

 
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See the
Christian Counsel Collection
        January 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)
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 (set your print margins at .25). Any copies made should not be altered or taken out of context.

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DOES THIS DESCRIBE YOU?  
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

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FEELINGS, FACTS, AND FAITH
Commentary By Robert DeWitt

[In any review and commentary about the Holy Bible, it must first be recognized that faith is the critical factor, not reasonings and beliefs. Sometimes we hear about archeologists, some professors at universities, etc. engaged in a search of the Bible to find ways to make it fit with their thinking and hypotheses, and they miss the truth because they rely on their "logic" without faith in God. The Bible shows:  "Without faith it is impossible to please God, 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). It is HIM, not an intellectual inquiry after religion that opens the door of truth eternal. Faith transcends man's reasoning ---and the Bible is quite logical and sound, and in accord with facts, but the facts and the truth are often hidden from faithless ones, who cannot comprehend the Creator-God ---neither in Person nor in purpose or plan.]  

Our feelings or reasonings about God, His Word, and His ways, is not the same as faith. Interpretations about anything in the Bible to support a carnal hypothesis is futile efforts after biblical and eternal truth. The Bible is a closed revelation to intellectual curiosity. Essentially this is ALL about a personal relationship with the Savior ---God's "...beloved Son". The Bible states eternal life is IN the Lord Jesus, "the Christ of God" (Luke 9:20).  

Feelings cannot save a soul, so the primary purpose of Holy Scripture is to show us TRUTH; and neither can knowledge of Biblical facts, some study, or even attendance and membership at church meetings save us ---but it might be a good start. It might help one to learn more about God, but learning alone is not sufficient. One might feel spiritual and enjoy the thoughts, and it may be God speaking to one, yet they may NOT KNOW GOD ---we must be "born again" (John 3:16). Feeling is an emotional stirring and may be a conscience about spiritual things, as when one faces the death of a friend or loved one, but FAITH is the action about the feeling, and needs to be directed for some profit. Does one know how to direct that faith? Earnest seekers are URGED to read all the four Gospel books of the Holy Bible and hear God speaking to them. See especially John 3:16-18 & 35-36; John 4:24; John 14:6 in the Holy Bible, and then one needs to pray to God for leading into the truth of it.

Knowing the truth about life, death, and eternity is good, and having a conscience is good, but only faith and trust in the Son of God ---the Lord Jesus Christ, can reveal truth and bring God's salvation to the soul with the blessings of God. If one truly knows the truth of God's Word, then that one knows "He that has the Son has life (eternal), and he that has not the Son of God has not that life" (1 Jn.5:10-13).   It is a possession to be received, and that by communion with Christ, and then the new life in Him by the Holy Spirit will open up the truth of the Word and the ways of God. One needs to lay aside their religious and philosophical thoughts and RECEIVE "Jesus, the Christ".

"What shall I then do with Jesus"?, the Governor Pilate said to the people, and "I find no fault in him". That was conscience, but he failed to act by faith and seek to know the Lord before whom he stood. The thief on the cross with Jesus (not the religious people present) got it right ---he believed ON the Son of God (see Luke 23:39-43). Some people confess a belief about God, but without faith in Him and obedience to His Word. That is only religious reasoning and vain hopes. They cannot thus be "born again" spiritually for salvation (John 3); and neither can they enter in and understand the Scriptures. Faith speaks of A RELATIONSHIP, which ought to be in God and not in our thoughts and feelings.

Spiritual feelings may very well be God speaking to awaken us (called "quickening" in Scripture) and draw us near, but we must not suppose that is a sign to begin reasoning and speculating about God. We need to EMBRACE His Word and yield to Him. Our natural feelings are most often contrary to God.

Do not be deceived, friends!   It has been said that "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions". God requires faith and says: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:30-31). It is truly that simple and is the promise of the Creator God, yet many are missing it for lack of serious seeking to know Him whom God has sent. One needs to know the Person of Christ and have faith in Him, which is not the same as believing a doctrine. 

  - RLD: RM01; 6/07; add 12/19.
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