3. Christian Library
The Christian Library is a website. Our motto for this project is: A Scripturally sound library in every home. This webpage was also started with the situation of the third-world countries in mind: everyone who wants to study the Word of God and what it means for one’s life should have the opportunity to do so. With this website we aim to reach not only ministers but all Christians, and all articles in the Christian Study Library are public and accessible to all.
With the level of education improving in many of the third-world countries, it becomes possible to reach and help not only the ministers but many more of the “ordinary” Christians. To our mind, this could be a tremendously important factor contributing to the church in Africa and Asia’s growth in spiritual depth.
The type of material
Since the development of the Preaching Library, we have come to realize how many Scripturally sound articles (Popular and Semi-popular) are being produced worldwide and disappear again with the periodical in which they are published. Some people keep those magazines but only few keep indices of what is being published in which number. The result is that most of that work is lost after a period of time.
This is a very big project, and we are thankful for the fantastic cooperation we have received from many authors. We will also make use of other websites that have good material available.
Accessibility of material
All articles are placed in a category, but they are also given keywords. These keywords make it possible to search meaningfully on a microlevel, and find all related articles. This is especially important in a third-world context. We also have to cater for people with limited computer skills.
Like all other material from the Reformational Study Centre, all articles are read and tested, not only with regard to suitability but also as to whether the article is Scripturally sound.
Another main and very important component of this site is that it will form the basis for interaction regarding the Timothy project.
We started this part of the project in 2012 and have more than 4000 articles available for public usage.