Several families from the Charlottesville area
have fully dedicated themselves to worship and actively work as a
congregation according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles. We
fully believe that the only answer to the denominational spirit which exists
among professed Christians is to let the Bible constitute our only creed and
drop all denominational names, titles, creeds, and organizations.
We have no desire to "found" a new church, but through faith understand that
the Lord adds the saved to the church which he purchased with his own blood
(Acts 2:47, 20:28). Since God and his Son are owners, we are content to be
known as belonging to the church of God or the church of Christ. We will not
be ashamed to wear the name that brings glory to our Savior and be known
individually as Christians.
The families mentioned above have no intention of making the bigoted claim
of being "the only Christians", but we do seek to go back to the Bible for
every practice and therefore to be only what men of the first century were;
that is, "Christians only".
We desire worship that is both devout and scriptural. Jesus taught that
acceptable worship was to be done in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We are
determined to emphasize a reverent and orderly worship that is designed to
draw people closer to God and provide spiritual strength.
The Bible teaches that the gospel (Jesus Christ and him crucified) is the
power of God unto salvation and is God's sole drawing call to men (Rom.
1:16, 1 Thess. 2:3-5; 1 Cor. 2:2-5), therefore we have no intention of using
gimmicks and offering facilities for recreation and entertainment to satisfy
the carnally minded. Jesus said "Do not labor for the food which perishes,
but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man
will give you because God the Father has set His seal on Him" (John 6:27).
If you are interested in more information about our return to the Bible
approach or know of an existing body in Charlottesville who has the same
goals, please e-mail us at email@example.com. We do not claim to be
infallible and therefore welcome anyone who can teach us the way of God more
perfectly (Acts 18:25-26). Even though our views at this time might not
agree with those you hold, if we both believe the Bible to be truth an open
investigation of that truth together can only do good for all involved.
Bible study in your home can be arranged at your convenience.