Read also the Disclaimer.
Usually, upon visiting a website (and especially upon visiting a weblog), people would like to know at least some general details about the person or the group of persons that is behind that website. Of course, this is not something bad, but on the contrary, this helps to avoid some wrong assumptions about the background of the people who work on the concerned website. And this is why this About us page is written.
Actually, for about a year after the foundation of this weblog, we didn’t have an About us page, because our conviction is that people should look to what or whom we present (the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ) instead of looking to us who present this Message. Think about why the Apostle John, in his Gospel Account, calls himself “one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23), and why we called this blog “Disciple of Jesus Christ” in singular, and not “Disciples” in plural (I will explain below). In other terms, as we are not the topic of our Message, then why would we need to write about us? Both unbelievers and believers need the Gospel and not us. And thus we concentrated on writing as many articles as we could to make our Faith clear in as short a time as possible. Note also that the original purpose of this weblog was to help in our internet mission in the different forums and email exchanges, so we had to prepare the needed articles for that work. But later on we noticed that the above mentioned assumptions about our background were increasing, as people usually do not have the patience and/or the time and/or the diligence to read the details of what we write on this weblog and to follow our other services on the internet. Indeed, if you read what we write, you will know what we believe. This is still our conviction, therefore we will not try to summarize here all what we believe in a few paragraphs. If you want to know what we believe and practice, you need to read The Creed, The Cambridge Declaration, and our articles and our comments; and even these cannot present all what we believe, as our Faith is all what God said, i.e. the incarnate Word of God as truthfully presented by the written Word of God, and by it alone. And contrary to what many people think, ALL what is written in the Bible is important and essential. So we think it should be sufficient to say that we believe only what God said in order that people may know what our Faith is, especially if they read what we write.
Having said this, we don’t deny that giving some general details about our mission will help people who visit us feel more comfortable and oriented, and the reason for this is what we explained above. This is the reason behind this page.
We are a team of disciples of Jesus Christ; our center is now in Titusville, Florida, USA, but we have co-workers from different places. We want to reach the world with the Gospel of God’s Grace in Jesus Christ. We want to do this as a blog, and not as individuals; i.e. we don’t want to put any member in the front; we want only the Lord Jesus Christ to be in the front. We come in Christ’s Name. Our Example is the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.” (John 5:43) We are not on the internet to promote ourselves, that’s why you don’t see anyone of us showing himself in the front place, but we are here to show Christ; the concentration is on Him: Disciple OF JESUS CHRIST. That’s why we are not popular and we are not received by many, just like our Lord, because the world would rather receive the one who comes in his own name to encourage their self-esteem and self-righteousness.
This weblog’s name (Disciple of Jesus Christ) is in singular (Disciple) and not in plural (Disciples). This has more than one reason:
1. There is a movement that bears the name “Disciples of Jesus Christ”, so we didn’t want to be confused with them. We do not belong to that movement or to any movement that may bear any part of the name of our blog. We chose to make the name in singular so that it may be clear that we’re just another team that works as one organism together to the Glory of God in Jesus Christ.
2. We work as one blog (Disciple of Jesus Christ), and not as some separate individuals (Disciples of Jesus Christ).
3. This singular name also means that every true disciple of Jesus Christ can consider this blog his blog, and the mission of this blog his own mission.
4. We didn’t want to put any member of this team in the front by separating the names, because our conviction is that people should look to what or whom we present (the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ) instead of looking to us who present this Message. In other terms, as we are not the topic of our Message, then why would we need to write about us? Both unbelievers and believers need the Gospel and not us.
“As Paul told the Galatians, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (2:20). Like Paul and every other believer, my life is no longer my own. The focus must not be on me, but on Christ. When someone hears from me publicly, I want it all to point to Him.” (John MacArthur, Social Media and Digital Discernment)
Besides this, some of our brethren who work with us are in regions where there is persecution against Christians, so anonymity is needed for their sake. In fact, the serpent-like shrewdness among wolves about which our Lord spoke (see Matthew 10:16) is not a worldly malicious shrewdness, but it is the heavenly wisdom of walking according to the principles that we saw in Christ our Lord. We have seen in Him a total self-denial to put God in the front, and that’s what we do.
But this singular name is causing some problems as people are not understanding why it is in singular and they are mistakenly thinking that this is a personal weblog. So we want to clarify that this blog is not a personal blog but a team’s blog.
Note it again: We are not in relation with any organization that can be bearing this name “Disciple of Jesus Christ”. We’re just a team of believers in Christ from different denominations working to reach the whole world with the Gospel of God’s Grace in Jesus Christ.