A Path Forward - 10/1/17

Jeff Savage and Adrian Larsen proposed a path forward and built a site and forum for work on the statement of principles. These links will take you to the various parts of that effort:

Explanation of the proposal in three parts:

Statements and Principles, Part 1: The Lord’s Words

Statements and Principles, Part 2: The Lord’s Requirements

Statements and Principles, Part 3: A Path Forward

View and submit principles:

Forums for discussion and revision of principles:


  1. The Bridge Builder
    By Will Allen Dromgoole

    An old man going a lone highway,
    Came, at the evening cold and gray,
    To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
    Through which was flowing a sullen tide
    The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
    The sullen stream had no fear for him;
    But he turned when safe on the other side
    And built a bridge to span the tide.
    “Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
    “You are wasting your strength with building here;
    Your journey will end with the ending day,
    You never again will pass this way;
    You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
    Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
    The builder lifted his old gray head;
    “Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
    “There followed after me to-day
    A youth whose feet must pass this way.
    This chasm that has been as naught to me
    To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
    He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
    Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!"

  2. Loved this poem, Donald.
    Exactly our purpose as
    given in the Answer.

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  4. Adrian and Jeff, your spouses and everyone else who has worked on this many hours.... Thank you. My heart feels love toward you because you care enough to spend time on your knees to know the Lords will. You rejoice in Christ as I rejoice and I know you believe and have acted in His Doctrine as I believe indeed and therefore we have unity as we seek to humble ourselves and come unto Christ, the Rock of our Salvation. Thank you for caring so much. May we continue to labor and sacrifice, fast and pray until we know all things in God.

    Eva Gore