What is this site about?
It’s a resource for students of the Bible, for Christian workers, and for all who love the Lord Jesus Christ and would like to help new churches begin, or who are trying to help or encourage existing churches, but it is especially dedicated to those who are seeking to come closer to what they are discovering in the Bible.
Why is such material needed?
One often meets people who want to know God but who have no use for “the church.” How often we meet Christian ministers who in private express concerns about the marked differences between what the Bible says regarding the church, and what they are participating in locally. How misunderstood is the church!
Paul the apostle made it his two-fold life calling to share the good news of salvation through Christ to those unsaved, and to help all believers understand God’s thoughts about the church, Eph 3:8,9. This work is never done. We have an adversary who continues to deceive the minds of people on both subjects. God’s way of salvation is perverted to include good works and financial greed; God’s bride the church is recreated in man’s image into a staggering array of organizations with trained professionals functioning on behalf of the “laity.” This is not the Christianity presented in the Bible, and God calls all believers to freedom by knowing the truth (John 8:32). Our hope is to proclaim these truths in a gracious manner.
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The goal of this site is to equip & encourage; not to weaken and discourage! Spiritual truths can only be grasped as the Spirit of God opens the eyes. This is true not only in salvation but in all other subjects. There are many dear servants of God who labor patiently in all sorts of religious denominations and connections experiencing the blessings of the Lord, joy in their hearts and real fruitfulness. God has not exercised us all on the same subjects at the same time. To them we can only say, “May the Lord bless and strengthen you; as brothers and sisters in the Lord, we can (and often do) enjoy sweet fellowship with you around the person of the Lord Jesus.”
This site may encourage such, but is not here primarily for them. These materials are intended for those who have specific needs with regard to the church; either searching for help to become better equipped to function, [like assembly elders; young church planters], or the Spirit of God has been exercising the heart with thoughts and questions concerning what the Scriptures really teach about the church. Perhaps there are questions: “Is what we are building really what God is building?” [like burned out Pastors, or frustrated laypeople who desire quality involvement].
It is a great thing to be saved! It is also a great thing to be doing God’s work in God’s way!