The most popular of all pages and posts on this blog for the past six years has been the PRINCIPLES Book (Complete – PDF, mp3 and more) page. This is the complete resource page for the book whose full title is: Principles for the Gathering of Believers Under the Headship of Jesus Christ by Gospel Fellowships.
In my description of the book I explain,
“This book is the collaborative work of over 100 brothers and sisters, from many different nations and backgrounds, and is a clarion call to the Church to return to her Christ-centered, New Testament roots and expression in these last days. It is, likewise, a sobering call to prepare the Church for the coming global persecution which is prophesied at the end of the age. (Matthew 24:9)”
I further expressed,
“I highly recommend this book as one of the most Christ-centered, comprehensive and spiritually practical books on the Church that I have read in a long time. It not only communicates the truth concerning the life and practice of the New Testament Church, but also the spirit of the New Testament Church comes across powerfully through its pages. In addition, it’s testimonies and insights from the underground churches in China, North Korea, and Iran are powerful, convicting and compelling.
I believe this is a strategic manual for the Church in this last day, given by the Spirit, to help prepare the Body of Christ for its end-time mission, as well as for the persecution that will undoubtedly accompany it.
The Church in the West desperately needs to hear this message…NOW!”
I fully affirm these words again today and feel even more strongly that “NOW” is even more “NOW” than ever!!
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In 2016, the PRINCIPLES book was revised slightly and the PDF links to some of the Introductory sections and the three Appendices became inactive (though the mp3 files did not.) Through the help of one of the readers of this blog, I have recently been able to recover and restore the Appendices PDF files (except for one.) I wanted to make the readers of this blog aware that they are now accessible again. (This is also in keeping with the expressed desire/permission of Gospel Fellowships.) These additional sections have some very substantial content in them and so I encourage you to look them over. I’ve listed and linked the restored files below for you to easily access.
In addition to this, I’ve set up a page dedicated simply to the mp3 audio files of this book and have collected them according to the book’s major sections in a serialized playlist for consecutive listening. This makes it much easier to listen through this powerful (professionally recorded) audiobook rather than downloading the individual files. Below is a sample chapter and the link to the full audiobook page:
Principle 1 – Solely Looking to the Person of Jesus Christ
I encourage you to take advantage of this excellent, free resource and also to intentionally share it around. The hour is coming when this may no longer be possible or to do so will have serious consequences! As Jesus said, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” John 9:4 ESV. I believe that such a time may be fast approaching for many if not all of us if the course of this world does not drastically change! Now is the time, my brothers and sisters, to do His work!!
The full resource page with all reading, listening, and downloading options is here:
The restored Appendices (PDFs) are as follows:
APPENDIX I – PREPARING THE BODY OF CHRIST FOR PERSECUTION
Preparing for Persecution; To be a Christian by brother Edgar
The Coming Tsunami of Persecution by brother Greg
A Plain Vision for Coming Persecution by brother Brian
APPENDIX II – SELECT TEACHINGS FOR GOSPEL FELLOWSHIPS
Chinese House Churches Interview by brother Denny
God’s New Thing by brother David
Submission and Leadership by brother Zac
Baptism of the Holy Spirit by brother Denny
Without the Holy Spirit of God by brother Chadwick
Loving Your Brothers and Sisters by brother Edgar
APPENDIX III – GOSPEL FELLOWSHIPS ADDITIONAL HELPS AND RESOURCES
Statement of Faith for Gospel Fellowships
Rereading the Book of Acts
Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures
Gospel Fellowships Hymnal
Gospel Fellowships Readings
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Finally, I encourage you to visit the Resources section on this site to take advantage of other excellent free resources that are linked there. The FREE AUDIOBOOKS sub-section, for instance, has dedicated pages for audiobooks by A.W. Tozer, Andrew Murray, E.M. Bounds, R.A. Torrey, Catherine Booth, D.L. Moody, and more for your spiritual nourishment and edification!
“Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.”
Isaiah 55:2 NIV
May you be richly blessed by these anointed, print and audio offerings!
All blessings in Christ Jesus,
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