SECTIONS INSIDE 
(A Balanced Faith)
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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:
aninterface@hotmail.com 


  

 
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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.  
   WELCOME!   
May God bless this site 
to all readers

See the
Christian Counsel Collection
        October Edition, 2019                 www.biblecounsel.net  or  www.biblecounsel.homestead.com                  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: aninterface@hotmail.com).    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 in the world (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, which is BIBLE ONLY, apart from man's reasonings and innovations;  and  addresses  Redemption WayChurch TruthSpiritual Life; and Bible overview to maintain the balance in the faith.  It is what God has intended for  His collective testimony in this world.  We need "all the counsel of God" as God enjoins us,  and we need to encourage all souls to embrace all these things.

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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.

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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.

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DOES THIS DESCRIBE YOU?  
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

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SOME VIEWPOINTS ON CHRISTIAN HARMONY

UNITY IN FELLOWSHIP
   A spiritual unity in Christian fellowship speaks of  "one accord" and "one mind"; etc. (Phil.2:2). That applies to both a local assembly and in the universal Church in the world (note 1 Cor. 12:25), which together shows what God intends for His collective testimony everywhere. He clearly shows in His immutable Word that the saints of God everywhere should be in "unity of the faith" ---as we see with the Assemblies shown in the Epistles of the Bible ---not independency and mergers of man's ideas.  All the saints will be together in Heaven and thus must be so on earth to obey, honor, and please our Creator-God.   Unity does NOT speak about EXTREMES of liberal and conservative (for God obviously created man as some more liberal and some more conservative souls) ---and we can show further papers on that study if one wishes to pursue it. It is a wrong spirit for some saints to gather to a sect on independent ground, and the only way a testimony of GODLY UNITY can continue, is by a Godly spirit and God's pure path shown in such as BIBLE-ONLY fellowship, apart from the sectarian ways of men ---not about man's unions and sects. Do we all know what that is?

  Within a scriptural local assembly one of the more harmful things to God's testimony is pressing conscience on others (perhaps one seeking a following), either to all collectively or privately, and otherwise speaking carelessly and not looking to God's leading. Such a spirit of having extremes in views within the body of Christ is divisive (note Rom. 12:5; 
1 Cor. 12:25-27; Eph. 4:12; etc), though one may hold a personal understanding being somewhat more liberal or conservative on certain things. May God keep us humble and care for the good of all.

  The saints of God should always speak the Word of God in grace, show God's love, build up the saints, and maintain the testimony God intends, not as our personal reasoning. Differences in emphasis might appear, and rather than a charge of "looseness" or "legalism" as sometimes occurs, we might rather need to speak to one about a concern of extremes ---to avoid escalation of the matter causing division in the fellowship.  

  Most faithful saints agree that the assembly must safeguard essential truth, such as the deity, the trinity, the Person and work of Christ, church truth, unity, spiritual life; and must judge evil and also the sin of gross acting in the flesh (carnality). Holy Scripture and a Godly spirit should be prayerfully considered toward keeping unity and a Godly fellowship worldwide.  

  One might naturally be a conservative or a liberal person in character ---God made us that way, but moderation is important in collective church participation. While one can appreciate innate qualities as God-given, each saint ought to also cultivate and practice a Godly spirit (Psa. 51:10; Phil. 4:5; 2 Tim. 2:24). This is not speaking of compromise of truth, but about our interpretations and priorities. One might also go to extremes in the name of truth ---liberal or conservative views (Prov. 4:26-27). 

  In the extreme, one may put the greatest value on the welfare and happiness of people, and another one may put the emphasis on the matter of objectives, goals, etc. ---and both may be wrong. Both welfare of the saints and righteous objectives are doctrines of the Word ---are TRUTH AND ESSENTIAL, but we must turn from extreme interpre-tations, and understand Scripture to be balanced in the faith.  Ultimately God's truth must prevail, and that is intended to include the good of all and the glory of God. We need to be balanced, and rather than call one ‘loose’ and another ‘legal’ we need to appreciate that both liberal and conservative can be right if the saints follow God's Word, pray, love others, and be careful and prayerful." - ref. Christian Counsel Collection. 
  - R. L. DeWitt:  CA31; 10/05; add 02/19

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