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CHRISTIAN  EXPERIENCE
 There seems to be three great spheres of Christian experience:  Redemption Way,  Church Truth, &
Spiritual Life  (John 14:6).  Most believers can ap-preciate redemption way and spiritual growth, but church truth seems to be much neglected.  We need to value "unity of the faith" and take "all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27).
It is not required by God to be gathered in a scriptural assembly, but there is and will be blessing for saints to meet on that ground and  be part of a collective testimony worldwide, as God intended for His church, and by His revival of 1827 AD.  Faithful readers here can gain some understanding of such fellowship, and may desire to be associated to also express the "one body in Christ", embrace "all the counsel of God", and show forth "unity of the faith" by the "Word of Truth".  There is no such thing in the Bible as going to 'the church of your choice', as many believers say.   Write to the Site Manager for further understanding and to find a Scriptural fellowship.
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CHURCH TRUTH  is about faithful compliance and conformity to what God intended in Acts 2: 41- 42 at the beginning of the church, and then the Epistles.  It speaks of obeying and honoring God collectively without innovations. One who is saved (Jn.3: 16) ought to follow the Word (see Jn.14:23-24; Jn.17:17; Titus 1:9; Phil. 2:2);  including baptism, the gathering locally, the collective testimony in the world; and obedience to the Word, a Godly walk, the Lord's glory and honor, etc.  A local gathering in accord with Scripture may be near to one to visit, if interested.

From time to time papers will be set forth here and on the Feature Pages herein, concerning various aspects of this truth.  We ought to love all saints everywhere and be a help, even if we cannot walk with all (Amos 3:3).    - RLD
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NOTE: When we speak of a scriptural assembly we need to be prepared to show what it is biblically, and what it is not by the innovations of men. This writer feels free to invite inquiry on each issue or order of Scripture ---and distinguish between what men have invented (and often prefer), and what some of us are holding as true to God's Word and that recovery of 1827 AD. One might disagree, and that is a choice, but Scripture is quite plain as to what God has intended for His testimony in the world. One can write for help herein to find such a fellowship.
- RLD.

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
Note To A Serious Seeker

  The essential truth of the Holy Bible as you wondered, my friend, is the Creator-God speaking to His people as found in "all the counsel of God" and by "...rightly dividing the Word of Truth" as our Creator says ---not just taking a verse here and there to build a doctrine. A seeker ought to first of all see the urgent message of the GOSPEL (the holy Good News), as shown in the first four books of the New Testament ---especially noting the Book of John, chapter 3, and John 14; and also Romans 8; etc; to hear God speaking to you; then see the Book of ACTS as the transitional Book from the OLD TEST-AMENT religion and concerning the covenant people of Israel there, to the NEW TESTAMENT ---opening the Door to all mankind. After that, one can learn of the CHURCH ('called out assembly' in this age, of people of God. Having embraced the Gospel message of SALVATION in Jesus Christ, one can then learn of the pathway for the saints in the books of the EPISTLES, when the early Churches in various places were established.
  A study of the OLD TESTAMENT will be supportive of this testimony from olden times ---speaking of God's covenant people of Israel and promise of a "Messiah" for them as their King ---anointed One of God: being THE CHRIST, who came and was rejected by Israel and crucified. He overcame death and arose and opened the door to all mankind, and will yet reign on the "new earth" during the Millennium yet to come, and the new Israel will then bow to Him (Zech. 13:6 & Zech. 14 ---the One they rejected: God's "...beloved Son": the Lord Jesus (Savior). Meditate on Luke 2 to see His coming in the world.  

  God exists in a trinity: God-the Father --- Creator and mind of the godhead (Jehovah --ever self-existing One); God-the Son ---the Redeemer and Savior of man on earth of the godhead (Lord Jesus, the Christ of God ---as He also explained in JOHN 14 of the Bible which is quite revealing; God-the Holy Spirit ---as deity dwelling in the "born again" saints (as shown in John 3; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Pet. 1:23; etc.), and we who are faithful being the "temple of God" in our bodies. 

  I recommend the Scofield KJV Study Bible for your readings, friend.  God is a Spirit, and "he that cometh to God, must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" ( Heb. 11:6 ).  I appreciate your inquiry, and so does God, I am sure.  Again, I recommend you also ask questions at the Biblecounsel site on the Internet. Keep talking to God, get acquainted with the Lord Jesus who also said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you", read your Bible daily in the New Testament first; then you can alternate readings in the Old Testament to learn about creation, history, and God working with His earthly people: Israel.  Write me anytime, friend!    --R. L. DeWitt: Gd-B; 04/2020.