Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

Welcome to Holding to Truth 2.0!

I’m really glad you made it to the new Holding to Truth blog site and hope you found the move uneventful. I was afraid for a few days that a failed hosting transfer might cause the whole site to evaporate into the blogosphere, but fortunately that didn’t happen.

Then there was the concern that all the email subscriptions would not make the transfer.  But it doesn’t look like that happened either. By the way, pardon the re-subscription notice. That was something we sent out just in case the transfer failed.

Anyway you’re here and we’re glad you made it. So now what?

Well you might be asking “why the switch?” You know the site looks a bit different—new banner, layout, buttons, and no ads. But it’s still about the same—right? Well, not exactly.

The Heart of Holding to Truth 2.0

Holding to Truth 2.0 isn’t just some technical changes to optimize SEO, rank better on search engines, have more analytical tools and customization features. That’s great and all, but that’s not what’s at the heart of Holding to Truth 2.0.

The heart of it is actually the core value of Holding to Truth itself. It’s not just a matter of reading what one person—or even 10 people have to say about the Bible and Christian experience. (By the way, I do hope to include more writers in version 2.0—both in co-blogging and some guest posts.)

As you’ll notice on my new abbreviated “About Page,” it’s more about the interactions with people like you. That’s because the Christian life is a “one another” life (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Heb. 10:24-25)

As I mention there, “holding to truth” is not just a personal matter. Don’t get me wrong. We all need a hidden life with the Lord—a personal, intimate time with the Lord in His word with prayer every day, plus many personal dealings with Him. But all of that is for something more—for the corporate Body of Christ.

Without getting too deep, I’d say advancing in the Lord—like in any field of pursuit, requires companionship. By the way, I have to give a word of thanks to Joe Putnam, and some of the folks at Bibles for America that have encouraged me to make Holding to Truth and now Version 2.0 a reality.

The New Features of Holding to Truth 2.0

So to confirm my point—let’s take a quick site tour. In the top right corner there are three menu links: Home, About, and Contact. You’re on the home page and we’ll get to that in a moment.

The “About Page” focuses on communication. That’s because we get so much more when we can share what we enjoy with others with the same interest. In 2 Timothy 2:22, Paul tells us to “Pursue…with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” It’s a fact. We need others to pursue with.

I get encouraged by others words of exhortation and encouragement to me. I think this must be part of the divine purpose behind social media.

The “Contact Page” provides a direct, personal way to communicate your thoughts and questions irrespective of any post. That means we’d like to hear from you. The more input from our readers the more relevant and focused the posts can be.

The “Share Bar” on the left side and at the bottom of each post gives you plenty of opportunity to interact with each post and we hope you’ll do it whenever your inspired to. Actually, it’s your chance to vote every time we post. Don’t think we don’t notice. What you feel happy to “Like,” “1+,” or Tweet makes us know that we’re getting warmer or colder when it comes to writing posts that are helping people to grow in the Christian life. That’s one way of telling us that the words are meeting your need.

Finally, at the bottom of each post, the “Comments Section” is more visible and hopefully inviting. We’ll try to write posts that encourage fellowship and mutual learning. Because honestly, we don’t have all the answers but we do have a compelling desire to “hold to truth in love,” with a group of truth seekers like you. So please talk to us. Give us your thoughts so we can hold to truth together.

Join Us on This Journey

Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with grace in your hearts to God.”

I hope Holding to Truth would be a “one another” thing. I hope you like Holding to Truth 2.0 and will join us on this journey to enter further into all the divine realities in God’s living Word!

About Tom Smith

Hi. My name is Tom Smith. I'm the writer behind Holding to Truth in Love, and I love the Lord Jesus and His life-giving Word. Please feel free to send me an e-mail through the contact page if you have any questions. I hope you'd take a moment to subscribe to the Holding to Truth blog. Then you'll be sure not to miss a post. Thanks!

One Reply

  1. 李 菲 麗

    Praise the Lord, brother! Thank you for your much labor in the Lord! This blog site is being ‘crystallized’ and sanctified for His glory!

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