(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

THE SITE MANAGER  about this ministry and the foundation


Site updated on: November 3, 2017
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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
         November Edition, 2017        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.    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.  No thought here is to condemn personal faith, for each one must look to God in their personal life, but speaks to spiritual life and the holy gospel truth by Bible-only, and what the collective testimony ought to be in this world
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 page: F4.    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.  - RLD, 12/09

  One student of the life of Christ has remarked: "We must not fail to understand that His death was a fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, as reported in chapter 53.   He, as God's 'only begotten Son' went willingly as 'a lamb to the slaughter'.  The religious leaders hated Him, and conceived lies to have the Roman authorities condemn Him, but He gave Himself to them without calling down for help from Heaven.  Commenting on His life, Jesus said: 'No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself.  I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again' (John 10:18). As man in his hatred moved to kill Him, Jesus proclaimed: 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do' (Luke 23:34).   While this prayer seemed to stay the mighty hand of God from impending wrath on the persecutors, we remember God also said in the Book of Romans: 'There is none that doeth good', and 'all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God' (Rom.3). God requires a pure sacrifice for sin to save mankind, and Jesus showed He came as the pure and holy Son of God to do the Father's will (John 12:24-33)".  

  This sacrificial "Lamb of God" reported in the Holy Bible, as good for all in all ages who would receive Him, states: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"  (John 3:16).   It was indeed a supreme sacrifice to pay the awful price of redemption for all sin, but only made good to  "whosoever believeth on Him".

  The apostle, John, writing in I John 5:10-13, summarized the event: "This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life". What a gift has been given poor lost souls!   -- a message by R. DeWitt: RG15; 2009


Following His own counsel to "love your enemies", as stated in the fifth chapter of the Book of Matthew, Jesus Christ -God's beloved Son, submitted Himself and  drank the bitter cup of judgment pressed upon Him (figuratively such as Matthew 26: 39 & 42; and Matthew 27: 22 & 35, etc.);  and "...died for the ungodly" (Rom.5:6).  This account, well-documented in all the four Gospel books of the Holy Bible, and the Epistle to the Romans, has left many in awe that one would do such a thing.
The perfect righteousness of God
Is witnessed in the Savior's blood,
'Tis in the cross of Christ we trace
His righteousness, yet wondrous grace.

God could not pass the sinner by,
His sin demands that he must die;
But in the cross of Christ we see
How God can save, yet righteous be.

The sin alights on Jesus' head
'Tis in His blood sin's debt is paid;
Stern Justice can demand no more;
And Mercy can dispense her store.

The sinner who believes is free
Can say: "The Savior died for me;"
Can point to the atoning blood,
And say: "This made my peace with God."

- Little Flock Hymn -