New Testament Pattern

You are not alone…

/// Message to the few

"We read to know that we are not alone."

I learned the above quotation whilst watching a film about C.S. Lewis. It wasn’t his saying, he learned it from a student of his. You most likely came to this page from my little footer link that states, “this website is dedicated to the few.” I’m not trying to be cryptic or mysterious but it really is here just for the few. What do I mean by that? Well, the many statements and articles on this site that highlight the biblical approach to church (as opposed to the institutions, traditions and systems of men) have been a passion for me since my earliest days of being saved (in the mid eighties). I laboured, sweated, prayed, studied and argued these things with the Christians I encountered, but, with only a few exceptions, mostly drew a blank! I was passionate about what I read of the church in the New Testament and I was permanently bemused at the lack of honest response and very frequently frustrated! Aha! did I just catch your attention? Your sympathy? Your empathy? Well, if I did, that’s why this material is still here online and continuing to be available. It’s for you!

Much of the material on this site was written 20 plus years ago. I’ve not added much in more recent years and have just revamped the website and stripped away many other things. But after prayerful consideration I felt it right to keep the site online and continue to present the central message of biblical church life, especially in the ‘His Church’ study, as a confirmation and relief to those who have drawn the same conclusions ~ we read to know that we are not alone.

I ceased to preach biblical church to the masses a long time ago – they do not want it. Sorry, it’s just a verified fact. However, ‘the few’, still recognise and acknowledge that ‘church’ is absolutely nothing like it was meant to be (as are many other things in professing Christian lives!). So, I hope you find some solace in reading through some of the material on this website, and if you are a likeminded, fellow believer (sufferer!) do feel free to get in touch and say hi sometime.

Many blessings to you,

Rick

(July 2024 ~ Suffolk, England)

 

P.S. Just because I said I failed to convert the masses to biblical church (and many other biblical beliefs!) please don’t think I am dismayed and depressed! I have learned to be content in the matter, knowing that, in acceptance there is peace. 🙂

P.P.S. Given that much of the material on this site is 20 years old there is undoubtedly a few things I’d add/remove/re-edit if ever I was to thoroughly review it all but for the most part there is not much that I’d think differently about still today – but a few things, yes.

We read to know that we are not alone

We read to know that we are not alone

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