(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: October 3, 2018
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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.  
May God bless this site 
to all readers

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Christian Counsel Collection
        October  Edition, 2018      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!  No thought here is to condemn personal faith, for each one must look to God in their personal life, but  this speaks to spiritual life and the holy gospel truth by Bible-only;   and 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


On Christ salvation rests secure;
The Rock of Ages must endure;
Nor can that faith be overthrown
Which rests upon the "Living Stone".

No other hope shall intervene;
To Him we look, on Him we lean;
Other foundations we disown,
And build on Christ, the "Living Stone".

In Him it is ordained to raise
A temple to Jehovah's praise,
Composed of all the saints, who own
No Saviour but the "Living Stone".

View the vast building, see it rise;
The work how great! the plan how wise!
Oh wondrous fabric! power unknown
That rears it on the "Living Stone".

But most, adore His precious Name;
His glory and His grace proclaim;
For us, condemned, despised, undone,
He gave Himself, the "Living Stone".

[note 1 Pet. 2:4-7;  Acts 4:11; etc.]

-  Echoes Of Grace Hymn -

Thoughts By R. L. DeWitt

Some Christians lament the failure of the Church in the world, which faithful Bible believers can understand somewhat as concerning a weak testimony, but the weakness is truly in man and not God's Church and work, which is sound and "powerful" (note Heb. 4:12). He never fails and His Word will endure forever!  ---see page F.8 herein for The Inerrant Word. ​ 
   Most real Christians agree that the Christian testimony has much failure today as the flesh of men is asserted, and faithful ones who have a heart for the Lord Jesus and God's Word are mostly a minority, it seems. Some of us have found a fellowship in the world that has continued from that revival of circa 1800 AD, which holds only to the Word of God as our only authority for expressing God's testimony (and the KJV is recommended for studies). The Internet site at ministers God's biblical intention for His Church in the world, and speaks of non-sectarian universal fellowship, as expressing the "one body of Christ" in accord with New Testament Bible teaching ---without the inventions, innovations and deletions of men. Christians should search this out, rather than continue forming new sects every year. Serious seekers might contact BIBLE TRUTH PUBLISHERS, Addison, IL for sound ministry and a good source for Christian history. ​ 

   We need not despair, and should appreciate what God gave us in His Word by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ ---the four Gospels, and through the books of Acts and the Epistles (note Acts 2:41-42 as the beginning of the testimony). One should see also that the Church is not an extension of the Israelite religion, as many today suppose. It is not a new ideology as is often being promoted in christendom, but the new Testament of God's Grace and concerning the “Bride of Christ” ---the hope also for Israel today (see Galatians and Ephesians), rather than the burden of ordinances and laws.  As one of old said: "You can have as much of Christ as you want, and your life shows how much you want".      

   The Old Testament is history and a record of creation, the workings of God with mankind, and His covenant people of Israel ---giving a foreshadow of what would come. The Church is for this age since the advent of Jesus Christ, who fulfilled promises of God of olden times. The hope for Israel as a nation is yet in the restoration during the Millennium time, and today they must come to the Savior –the Lord Jesus, on the same ground as the Gentiles. Thank God for His full and eternal Word for mankind!  Earnest seekers need to see an introduction in John 1;  John 3;  John 14. – RLD: GM60; 08/13