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DO THE READERS KNOW of those believers in Christ holding that recovery of church truth in 1827--- endeavoring to continue the expression of the "one body in Christ" worldwide in the scriptural order, as inten-
ted by God for "unity of the faith"----rather than independency, mergers, and sectarianism? Does one want to know? Such a fellowship does exist today.
Some thoughts here especially for the faithful saints who value Bible-only , who earnestly desire to be faithful to our Lord and His Word (Mt.18:20; Acts 20:27). See also other pages listed below for some thoughts. Write to the Site Manager if one has questions or comments.
- Bible Counsel: Feature Page 13
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CHRIST IS THE CENTER
If the "Kingdom of Heaven" is like an OUTER CIRCLE of profession and honor to God and His ways, as we understand, and the "Kingdom of God" is like an INNER CIRCLE of posses-sion of Christ and the "new birth", then we might well look for a CENTER CIRCLE with-in of believers gathered around Christ and His Word for obedience and submission.
This page speaks to those who value the fol-lowing G.R.E.A.T.W.A.Y: Gathering with other saints to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ alone in love; Receiving "all the counsel of God" and "rightly dividing the Word of Truth"; Expressing the "one body" of Christ in the world; Acknowledging the "priesthood" of all believers; Trusting the Lord and keeping His Word; Worshipping in devotion as pleases God; Appreciating God's assembly, order, and government; Yielding to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
In anticipation of those who might have some objections, one ought to say: no one should presume to boast of being in a center circle; nevertheless, it remains and that should be the object and desire of faithful saints.
A Prediction For Twentieth Century
A Remarkable Prophecy
[An unknown writer on the Internet shared the following account about a prominent missionary servant, who died over a hundred years ago, and had given his view of Christian conditions in the world for the Twentieth Century. The account is not substantiated here, but if it is so it has proved to be quite accurate, it appears. The present moral condition in christendom today appears much as was reported back then.
- R. L. DeWitt]
The self-appointed General William Booth, who established the well-known and worldwide Salvation Army in London, England, lived much of his life in poverty; but it was with a longing to help the poor common people meet basic human needs, and come to know God, according to the historical reports.
One has said Booth was reportedly asked in his later years about what Christianity would be like in the coming Twentieth Century as to social and political thought. It is said he replied:
"I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be:
1. Religion without the Holy Spirit
2. Christianity without Christ
3. Forgiveness without repentance
4. Salvation without regeneration
5. Politics without God
6. Heaven without Hell "
One can look closely at this Twenty-first Century and see the view proved true and continues even further. The world generally yet allows a moral kind of ideal by personal choice, but not by the Word of God; and ideals held are for unhindered personal expressions of self with humanism, and rejecting God and the Bible spoken in schools and any public references --even legislating against it. This is not even speaking of the permissiveness, gross wickedness everywhere, violence, immor-ality praised, self-indulgence, etc. Governments have forgotten or totally rejected the Bible testimony, notably as intended by the founding fathers of the USA.
It much seems that this world is ripe for judgment, and the coming of the Lord again as He promised is fast approaching. - RLD, 2015
I'm waiting for Thee, Lord,
Thy beauty to see, Lord;
I'm waiting for Thee, for Thy coming again.
Thou'rt gone over there, Lord,
A place to prepare, Lord;
Thy home I shall share at Thy coming again.
'Mid danger and fear, Lord,
I'm oft weary here, Lord;
The day must be near of Thy coming again.
'Tis all sunshine there, Lord,
No sighing nor care, Lord;
But glory so fair at Thy coming again.
Whilst Thou art away, Lord,
I stumble and stray, Lord;
Oh! hasten the day of Thy coming again.
This is not my rest, Lord,
A pilgrim confess'd, Lord;
I wait to be blest at Thy coming again.
E'en now let my ways, Lord,
Be bright with Thy praise, Lord;
For brief are the days ere Thy coming again.
I'm waiting for Thee, Lord,
Thy beauty to see, Lord,
No triumph for me like Thy coming again.
- Little Flock Hymn -
( Miss Hannah K. Burlingham - 1842 - 1902)