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 A CENTER CIRCLE      

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 intend -
ed by God for "unity of the faith"----rather than independency, mergers, and sectar-ianism?   Does one want to know?  Such a fellowship does exist today.  SEE THE SITE 
MANAGER for a brief history.
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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NOTE:  For the faithful gathered saints already in a scriptural assembly who would like to review related papers on our path,  they might see the Conditions And Comments page, and may write for copies of papers.  It would not likely be understood or appreciated by other readers.  Contact Site Manager with any questions.  
CHRIST IS THE CENTER 
OF GATHERING

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.
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A Foundation Study
FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY
By R. L. DeWitt 11/2013; add: 06/18
The essence of Christian testimony is Redemption Way, Church Truth, and Spiritual Life; and Jesus, the Christ of God, is the door and entrance way in all these (see John 10:9; John 14:6; 2 Cor. 10:5; Acts 20:27; 1 Jn. 5:10-12; etc.).

Sometimes people wonder what is meant by "fundamentalism" as to church truth, and we need not give much time on that subject here, for it is in practice a religious movement within christendom, which holds certain Bible verses to define it for themselves, which varies with each sect. Actually, if one knows the Lord Jesus as their Savior and Lord of their life, and they are devoted to Him and prove all things by the Word of God ---"rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15), they will be on fundamental ground as the Apostle Paul taught. Faithful saints would do better to speak of "scriptural" (real) Christianity, rather than fundamentalism.

When one goes looking for a church fellowship, some sincere seekers often are seeking fundamental teachings, but we see more and more that many seekers after Christianity are looking for only a religious fun place, to relieve their conscience about "church" and the limitations found there against their flesh ---not a good motive. So, we want to speak of redemption way, church truth, and spiritual life as the Bible shows.

A. First, as to redemption in this present dispensation of grace, seekers should pray earnestly to our Creator-God to lead and teach them (see Matt. 6:6-8). Then read the four Gospels in the Bible, and the Epistle of Romans; and especially note John 1; John 3; John 14, which will show the way of salvation of one's soul and how to embrace it ---which clearly is possession of the Savior as 1 Jn. 5:10-12. If one values God's Word and receives the Lord Jesus into their heart, He will come and make His dwelling place there by the Holy Spirit of God ("new birth" as a "child of God" forever -John 14:23).  By further study one can learn the fullness of redemption in our relationship with God who is a Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and kingdom truth ---the Savior-God by the Cross and sacrifice in "Jesus, the Christ of God", and revelation of truth; and know the Lord's coming reign and eternal glory.

B. If a real believer in Christ reads the Bible in the New Testament first, then reads the Old Testament to see the beginning for mankind and foundation truth, that one will do well. The OT is about creation, God's work and dealing with mankind in the beginning, and His covenant people of Israel. One should study to see what the Israelite religion was until the advent of their Messiah --- the Lord Jesus, the Christ of God; then the Israelite religion was done away (fulfilled) at the Cross. Today the Israelites must come to God on the same ground as Gentiles. Then in Acts and the Epistles one can learn of the Church --the Bride of Christ, and the believers' place in it and responsible walk. If one then desires to be gathered into fellowship with other saints of God in the scriptural way in the world, that one should seek a true scriptural assembly, which one can learn about at the very sound site at www.biblecounsel.homestead.com on the Internet ---to see much of what God intended for His testimony in the world; and also write to Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL. for books and literature of history and ministry.

C. One should pray and read the Word daily and walk with the Lord --"bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). Fellowship with the Lord and study of the Word will show how to grow in faith, obedience, service, and honor to God for peace and blessings. - R.L.D, GM63; add: 06/18