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Somehow back in 1999 or so I stumbled on a funny page on a Web site sponsored by a company called Christian Web Site Design.  I linked to that page, and all was well, because that page qualified as a Web Site I Like.

But in March of 2001 when I checked, the site was no longer up, and every time I checked for almost a year I couldn't find it.

For a whole year that Web Sites I Like link made no sense.  And I was shamed.  But I had hope.  I had hope that sometime, somehow, somewhence I would be saved.  And I was.  It turns out there's an organization, INTERNET ARCHIVE, that's been quietly storing Web pages going back as far as 1996.  If you want to see an October 18, 1996, version of microsoft.com, they've got one.

Update of February 27, 2002:  And lo archive.org did have a version of the very "Terms and Conditions" Web page I had lost for a whole year.  Hallelujah.  I reproduce it below for your bemusement.  (The INTERNET ARCHIVE page from which the below derives is HERE.)

Update of November 6, 2003:  If you are tempted to check whether there's a current Web site with the original URL, there is.  I recommend against going there, because it seems to me to behave quite badly.  If you wish to see whether I'm being paranoid about viruses and evil pop-ups and Trojan Horses and so on, and if you wish to go against my advice, I provide this link in a non-clickable form, which you must slightly decode and manually type into your browser.  It is as follows:

christian web site design [dot] com, with no spaces.

To repeat, do not go to the URL immediately above unless you feel confident you and your system can repel any untoward encroachment.  No kidding.

Now, as promised, immediately below is a literal transcription of that funny page as it appeared prior to February of 2001.


Statement of Faith

If you agree with our Statement of Faith you can qualify for our discounted prices on services. 

We realize that the "Body of Christ" is made up of many  members ..

"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all it's [sic] parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ."

1 Cor. 12:12

Our heart cry is for a "love and unity in the body of Christ that knows no denominational barriers"... 

We profess and believe the following :

  • The Holy Scripture: 

    • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, equal in all parts, and it totally inerrant in the original manuscripts.  We further believe it is the supreme revelation though not necessarily contrary to them.  It is, therefore, our center around the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore, no portion is properly read nor understood until it leads Him. (John 5:38; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23 - 2:15; Heb. 4:12)

  • The Trinity: 

    We believe in the one true God, revealed in the Scriptures as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have the same nature, purpose and perfection.  Thus, all are worthy of the same homage and obedience. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:33-34; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6)

  • God the Father

    • We believe "God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things, visible and invisible." (Nicene Creed). We believe that His person, nature and attributes are revealed throughout the Scriptures.  (Gen. 1:26-272:4, 15:2, 17:1, 49:25; Ps. 91:1; Gen. 14:17-24; Deut. 32:8; Eph. 1:9, Gen. 21:33, Heb. 1:12, Deut. 32-20; I John 4:16; Deut. 32:4; Is. 9:6)

  • The Lord Jesus Christ

    • We believe in the preexistence, incarnation and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ who came into the world to reveal the Father and that He is the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person.  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was the Creator of all things, for by Him the worlds were made.  We believe that in Christ dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily , and the He was very God and very man. (Rom. 1:16; 5:12-21; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2 Cor. 4:3-4)

  • Christ redeeming love and salvation;

    • We believe that man by willful transgression fell from the state of righteousness and holiness in which he was first created in total spiritual depravity, a state of death in trespasses and sins in which he is held slave of sin and an enemy of God.  Man is unable to attain divine righteousness by his own efforts, but must be redeemed and delivered by the power of the Gospel.  (Rom. 1:16; 5:12-21; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2 Cor. 4:3-4)

    • Salvation Only through Christ

      • we believe that repentance and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ produces the work of justification in the believer through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the full and final payment for all sin forever.  Due to universal spiritual death through sin, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of the Spirit.  we also believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ who died as our substitute. (Rom 5:1; Eph. 2:8)

  • We welcome everyone who can agree with the basic "Christian Belief" and our terms and conditions to become a member here.                        

Term and Conditions

  • Here's a quick breakdown  :

    • You agree to abide by these rules in detail and agree with our statement of faith

    • Your site content is to be obviously Christian, for a ministry, for a Christian Business or a family safe site.

    • If we accept a web site which you later find out does not meet the ChristianWebsiteDesign.com Terms & Conditions, you agree to give us time to process a termination of that agreement.

    • If you sell a product, it must be of interest or use to Christians

    • No hate messages (against secular or Christian individuals or organizations.  If you must slam your Christian brother or sister consider yourself terminated immediately!) If you have a website, the site cannot display any 

      • nudity, 

      • profanity, or other obscene behavior or topic (there is absolutely NO pornography or links to pornography sites allowed on ANY page within);

      • cannot promote demonic, occult, satanic, new age or anti-Christian values or beliefs; 

      • cannot promote pro-choice or pro-abortion views; 

      • cannot promote gay or lesbian lifestyle views; 

      • cannot promote a distorted view or faulty interpretation of the Holy Bible; or have links to any of the above

      • cannot display banners or advertisements containing the above or linking to the above.

    • Advertisers must have read and agree to the Statement of Faith.  The product or service they offer should be of use to  Christians

    • We are believers in good advertising. We don't believe SPAM - is good advertising.  It is unsolicited email and won't be tolerated.  If you send out SPAM to the participants in the list we will pursue appropriate available actions. In many states you can be fined for this and most email providers will terminate your account with them.

    • You understand that we make a reasonable effort to have things running at all times in an efficient manner, but can make no guarantees for 100% up time and do not guarantee your Internet service providers connectivity..

    • We retain all rights to our name, databases, logs, reports, web site graphics and all information from our company.

    • Agape Internet Service, Inc. nor any of it's subsidiaries ; Including but not limited to Christian Website Design, Our will not be held responsible for any business advertising with us or any litigation that should arise between the consumer and the advertiser.  It is our prayer that business will be conducted in a manner pleasing to God, fair and honest.

    • We withhold the right to remove any advertiser receiving numerous complaints about service.


If this is the "quick breakdown," imagine how the full version reads.

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