This Biblical Christianity website encourages people to know and to live, God’s Word; thus enabling us to live now as God intended for us to live, and preparing us for eternal life in God’s kingdom.
Site Navigation:This left-column outline contains links to website pages and sources pertaining to helping the Body of Christ gain the potential for which God designed it. The menu below pages down to the individual sections of this outline from which you can navigate to other web pages. There is a fourth level to some of the third level or decimal elements of this outline that is hidden, to view this level click on the symbol in the outline; to hide the fourth level, double-click upon it (I found out, the last time I checked, that Mozilla's Firefox browser doesn't support this fourth level expansion feature, sorry).
Our Lord gave a curious but important parable to the people concerning God’s faithfulness unto us. "Also [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). . . . 6Then the Lord said, Listen to what the unjust judge says! And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:1, 6-8).
There shouldn’t be any question in our hearts about God’s faithfulness, so we should always be on guard against any thoughts of distrusting God, and this is what the growth process is all about – learning to believe and trust God with and in all things! But Jesus seems to indicate above that trust in God will be in short supply when He comes to take us unto Himself, so we need to do all we can to grow and prepare and to help others do the same.
This outline was designed so that each individual or group can adjust or expand upon the basic elements. The primary purpose and emphasis of this website is to develop, enhance and maintain our personal relationship with Christ Jesus our Lord. In order to maintain this relationship, we must be aware of and on guard against the enemies’ organizations and tactics; so, our second emphasis is warning God’s people about Satan’s methods. Therefore, in using this outline, we suggest that after summarizing the whole outline so that everyone knows where they are going, and how we are to get there, we would begin with learning about our personal relationship with God and about the faith that makes this relationship possible, found in the section called, Basic Spiritual Instruction For God's People with the subtitle, Dwelling in Christ.
The second area of importance and emphasis is found in the section Called, Keep the Church Informed About the Dangers Christians Face. The areas that need to be added or expanded, and how much time should be taken to thoroughly cover the subjects should become apparent during the summary or as the needs of the people become increasingly realized.
Another section, Practical Christianity From the Book of First Corinthians, covers the whole book of First Corinthians because it contains the most examples of good and bad behavior that eventually we all must take into consideration, as well as many other very important issues. So, when it becomes apparent that it would be helpful to the particular person or group, items could be added as an interest is shown or questions raised by the participants.
In the next section called, Church Administration, we have three letters written and sent by Paul the apostle, two to Timothy and one to Titus. Each of them contain numerous injunctions concerning the proper management of church affairs; he covers a full range of subjects just as we are attempting to do with this outline.
Another section, Church History, Present Condition, and Future Destiny provides links to articles giving brief information on these subjects.
The section called, Eschatology or End-time Events, involves the proper interpretation of Biblical prophecy which is not a science and therefore subject to miscalculations. It should not be neglected because of the difficulty of precise interpretation, because the Lord gave it to us so that we could understand and be prepared and equipped to stand fast during the bad as well as the good times.
The section called, Obedience to God Can Bring Trouble and Persecution, should prepare us to stand fast in Christ no matter what difficulties we may face as Christians. All these sections are very closely related because they have to do with our whole life and not just with isolated incidents, and would probably be referred to intermittently as we progressed through the outline.
I like to start every consideration with, in the beginning God, so this is why we start with, "Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!" (Ps. 46:10-11).
The more we know about God, the better we will be able to understand and live the good life that God has made available to us. There was and is perfect unity between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and this perfection was evident in His creation. Everything that God created was good, much better than anything we have ever known. If mankind had followed God’s instructions this perfection would not have ceased, but even now we can know and experience a bit of that perfection, especially in regards to our relationship with Him and with others.
It took the death of God’s Son to make this relationship possible or available, and it takes faith on our part to receive it. This kind of faith requires a turning away from or rejection of a sinful lifestyle, and a commitment to the Lordship or obedience of Christ (Jn. 14:21-24). When this kind of faith has become a conviction in our hearts (Rom. 10:8-10) our old sinful nature is effectively put to death and we are born again with a new life to live for God (Rom. chapter 6). We are enabled to live in perfect fellowship with God as long as we set our minds upon those things that please the Holy Spirit, we set our course of conduct by our mind-set and the Holy Spirit makes this fellowship a living reality (Rom. 8:1-8; Jn. 14:15-20).