Saturday, February 04, 2012

Purpose of the Not Alone Blog

I have the sense that perhaps not everyone visiting here understands the purpose of this blog.

This blog is intended to be for the encouragement and affirmation of those who seek to grow in the faith and life of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church of God on earth has always been a tiny remnant of humanity. The saints often find themselves ostracized and even persecuted. They sometimes are so isolated that they imagine themselves to be abandoned and alone in the world. This blog is intended to be for the proclamation of the beauty and power of the Gospel for the life of the saints. It is intended to be for the edification of those who trust in the merciful God who reveals Himself through the Holy Scriptures of the Bible.

It is not intended to be a place of arguing with those who reject the Gospel and the God of this Gospel. If a person rejects the Lord and His Gospel, this blog is not for that person, unless that person desires to learn this Gospel and the reason that it has such power for those who believe it.

Questions are certainly welcomed, especially when asked for the purpose of learning and growing together in the knowledge and comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even respectful challenges are welcome, if from the perspective of mutual edification.

But the purpose of this blog is the proclamation of the wonderful comfort of God’s grace in Christ as it is declared in the Gospel. This comfort applies to every aspect of life. It has the power to supply strength for every circumstance and trial and trouble and tribulation. It supplies forgiveness to the hurting soul. It gives strength to live in that forgiveness with eagerness to forgive others even as one has been forgiven. It brings together into perfect unity those who confess this uncompromised and unadulterated confession of faith. It gives hope to those who face the hopelessness of death. It establishes peace and concord for all who embrace it, even the peace to endure patiently the abuses from those who hate God and His kingdom and His saints.

This is the purpose for this blog. If this is what you seek and desire, I am very glad to have you as a visitor and reader and commentator. If you are seeking something else, you will find only disappointment, both here and in life. I pray that the immeasurable blessings of the Gospel be received by all.

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