The ‏            ‏            ‏            ‏         
Christian ‏Pilgrim



The true Christian life is a very lonely life in this world1. ‏Maybe it is because true religion is inward, only God can see the ‏heart, men can only guess at what a person is really like, so the ‏Christian gets misunderstood2. ‏Maybe it is ‏because there are so many hypocrites in the church who profess ‏Christianity but have never had a new heart put within them, and do not ‏have a real relationship with God at all3. Maybe it ‏is because so few ‏people seem to have had the heart change which only God can ‏give and which produces a real, fundamental change of life4. Maybe it ‏is ‏because so many churchgoers claim to be "Bible-believing" but they are ‏all ‏so ignorant about what the Bible actually teaches5. Maybe it ‏is because ‏the ‏sin that is in the world around us, and indeed is still within ‏ourselves and which doth so easily beset us, drags us down all the ‏time, and no-one else, not even other professing Christians, seem to ‏understand because they don't like to admit their own wretchedness6.

‏Whichever of these is the reason for the loneliness of the ‏true Christian here in the vale of tears which is this world (and I ‏believe it is all of them and more), the fact remains that the true ‏Christian is ‏a stranger and pilgrim on this earth. His real home is in heaven7.

‏With this in mind, this website has been produced to help the ‏true believer through the vanity which is this present evil ‏world ‏and to help ‏him or her on the way to the far better place above, where Christ is ‏and where righteousness dwells. ‏What a sure hope the Christian has!8

1"Enter ‏ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, ‏that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: ‏because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto ‏life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13,14.

2"The ‏LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, ‏but the LORD looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7.

3"Woe ‏unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto ‏whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are ‏within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness." ‏Matthew 23:27.

4"Except ‏a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John ‏3:3.

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of ‏incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." ‏1 Peter 1:23.

"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit ‏will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your ‏flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:26.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new ‏creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." ‏2 Corinthians 5:17.

5"This ‏know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men ‏shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, ‏blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without ‏natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, ‏despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers ‏of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but ‏denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy ‏3:1-5.

6"Let ‏us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, ‏and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" ‏Hebrews 12:1.

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and ‏desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9.

"I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but ‏now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent ‏in dust and ashes." Job 42:5,6.

7"These ‏all died in faith, not having received the promises, ‏but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced ‏them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the ‏earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they ‏seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country ‏from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have ‏returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an ‏heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he ‏hath prepared for them a city." Hebrews 11:13-16.

"For our light affliction, which is but for a ‏moment, worketh ‏for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look ‏not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: ‏for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are ‏not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:17,18.

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things ‏which are ‏above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your ‏affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, ‏and your life is hid with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3.

8"For ‏what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth ‏for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:14.

"Then I looked on all the works that my hands had ‏wrought, ‏and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was ‏vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun." ‏Ecclesiastes 1:11. ‏

"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for ‏new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." 2 ‏Peter 3:13.

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were ‏not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if ‏I go and ‏prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto ‏myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14:2,3.