(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: 


Site updated on: June 10, 2019
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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

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Christian Counsel Collection
          June  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 (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 --BIBLE-ONLY, apart from man's reasonings and innovations, and addresses Redemption Way; Church Truth; Spiritual Life; and Bible overview.  It is what God has intended for  His collective testimony in this world.  We need "all the counsel of God". 

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
Being "born again" to know God

By R. L. DeWitt

There are many good testimonial messages by real believers in Christ about how to be saved for Heaven and eternity, but the question that is often asked of Christians is: How do you know you are saved?  The awakening and experience many saints have had within their heart and mind is revealing to their soul, when they found that a simple and serious seeking of God in a honest way is indeed rewarded by God. It is not a long process once the decision is made to surrender the will and believe God's Word (see John 14), for God comes to dwell in man by His Holy Spirit and one will know His presence. One should consider what to do and what is done:

1. Believing truthfully without doubt there is a Creator-God is paramount, and that with much evidence seen in the marvelous forming of man (truly not an accidental phenomena, as doubters like to say);  and that with a gift of some ability and creativeness in man even like unto the Father/Maker (Gen. 1 & 2); also in the wondrous world and universe with such intricate detail, order, systems of weather, seasons, light, heat, reproduction of life ---no half man-apes as evolutionists claim, etc. and is all revealing truth to a perceptive soul;  

2. Believing that the Bible is the Word of God and dependable for a honest seeker, for God is the author and not men; for God will not hold man responsible for anything He has not shown us in His Word. Being a serious seeker after salvation for the eternal soul forever, has shown many seekers the truth about knowing God in all God's Word of the New Testament ---which is made known to believers by the Spirit of God to be absolutely the "Word of Truth" as He says (we can much appreciate the KJV Bible as making this very clear) . One must be willing to believe that God has been and is speaking to His people; and appreciate that our Creator wants us to know and trust Him, and not just wander and wonder. This is fundamental;

3. God wants mankind to be saved more than man wants it, so we can depend on the Gospels and "all the counsel of God" as He says, which shows we are born in sin (self-indulgence, a rebellious spirit, and desire for independence) and must be "born again" by the Holy Spirit of God to dwell in Heaven after this life, as we are told; and that is ONLY in receiving the Lord Jesus (John 14:6);

4. Reading such as John 1; John 3; John 14, etc. will make all these real and eternal issues very clear, and all other Bible references being supportive; and prophecy of olden times being fulfilled in the New Testament shows the true workings of our God;

5. Many saints over the centuries have confessed the Lord Jesus as their Savior and did as the Lord said in His Word, and it has proven to be true in their life over a lifetime without doubt ---the very presence of God in the saints;

6. When one bows down before God and confesses they know they are born a sinner before God, and receives the Savior ---the Lord Jesus, who paid the price of redemption by His own suffering and death, they will surely be sealed by the indwell-ing Holy Spirit of God and thus have fellowship with the Lord Jesus and His Father. That presence of God in one is assurance and comfort for the soul who daily walks and talks with Him. 

7. One needs to make the Lord Jesus their best Friend and lord of their life for peace and joy forever. He has said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you". The hope we have in Him will preserve us all the way home to Heaven where we will dwell with our Lord in the Father's house forever.

I hope this brief summary helps readers. One needs to know that to deny the Bible message is allowing Satan to deceive one from eternal truth, so let us daily read the Bible, beginning in the New Testament first. - RLD: RG35; 03/17