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 A CENTER CIRCLE      

DO THE READERS KNOW of those believers in Christ holding that recovery of church truth in AD 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 page: Conditions And Comments -F12 , and may write for copies of papers.
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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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THOUGHTS ON SECTARIANISM
Being Forthright About Holy Scripture

    The thought of NON-DENOMINATIONAL gatherings' is a misnomer in practice. It actually means to 'not name or designate', but alas christendom names and designates themselves after all manner of ideas to uphold their personal values, and keep independent. The proper description of a truly scriptural assembly (Bible-only for "unity of the Faith" universal) should be NON-SECTARIAN ---meaning NOT a "break-away element" adding to or deleting from the Word of God (and of course is "rightly dividing the Word of Truth" ---2 Timothy 2:15, as God enjoins us). The man-made professing Christian gatherings and organizations in the world, are all denominated and sectarian. Only a few Christian fellowships can be called non-sectarian, as following the Word of God (though some individual saints within such a scriptural gathering may fail).

  The various denominated protestant sects are divided into liberal and fundamental interpretations, but even then it becomes man-made innovations to please man and personal preferences; and those such called High Churches ---as the Roman Catholic Religion and break-away groups called Orthodox religions with mostly the same practices, are predominately ritualistic with inventions, hierarchies, ceremonies, etc. They are also denominated sects as in Protestantism.  

  We can only hope and pray that all true "born again" saints will soon come to appreciate Bible-only as honoring and pleasing to God, in the little while we have left in this scene. Some of us speak often of it (which sadly irritates the sectarians), but is so very important that surely God wants such a testimony to continue.  

  Christians should not be about speaking against any dear saints, and we should want to share the value of taking God at His Word ---which truly means to some of us: a reliable rendering as the venerable Authorized -KJV Bible, which has stood the purifying study of time (over 300-400 years), and found with only a few minor errors by man's natural failure in the translations. These have been corrected in such study Bibles as the Scofield Study Bible of the KJV, and the Parallel Edition of KJV and JND New Translation -1881 AD ---available to serious seekers at Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL --USA: www.bibletruthpublishers.com.  

  Most modern Bible versions that come forth every few years, have not proved themselves as truly dependable in studies, and some are clearly far off the Word of God (one even omitting the Lord Jesus' name numerous times). The Holy "Word of Truth" should be exalted and guarded as our only authority for the Christan faith.

  May God bless all the dear saints everywhere as we "see the day approaching" (Heb. 10:25), and let us seek to be faithful and obedient in these latter times to "hold fast" to God's mind and ways as shown to us (note 1 Cor. 12:25), apart from man's ideas. - RLD: 07/15: GB39.