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DO THE READERS KNOW of those believers in Christ holding that recovery of church truth in 1827--- endeavoring to continue the expression of the "one body in Christ" worldwide in the scriptural order, as intend -
ed by God for "unity of the faith"----rather than independency, mergers, and sectar-ianism?   Does one want to know?  Such a fellowship does exist today.  SEE THE SITE 
MANAGER for a brief history.
Some thoughts here especially for the faithful saints who value Bible-only , who earnestly desire to be faithful to our Lord and His Word (Mt.18:20; Acts 20:27).  See also other pages listed below for some thoughts.   Write to the Site Manager if one has questions or comments.   
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NOTE:  For the faithful gathered saints already in a scriptural assembly who would like to review related papers on our path,  they might see the Conditions And Comments page, and may write for copies of papers.  It would not likely be understood or appreciated by other readers.  Contact Site Manager with any questions.  

If the "Kingdom of Heaven" is like an OUTER CIRCLE of profession and honor to God and His ways, as we understand, and the "Kingdom of God" is like an INNER CIRCLE of posses-sion of Christ and the "new birth", then we might well look for a CENTER CIRCLE with-in of believers gathered around Christ and His Word for obedience and submission.  

This page speaks to those who value the fol-lowing G.R.E.A.T.W.A.Y:  Gathering with other saints to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ alone in love;  Receiving "all the counsel of God" and "rightly dividing the Word of Truth";  Expressing the "one body" of Christ in  the world;  Acknowledging the "priesthood" of all believers;  Trusting the Lord and keeping His Word;  Worshipping in devotion as pleases God;  Appreciating  God's assembly, order, and government;  Yielding to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

In anticipation of those who might have some objections, one ought to say: no one should  presume to boast of being in a center circle;  nevertheless, it remains and that should be the object and desire of faithful saints.

Commentary By R. L. DeWitt, 05/11; add: 02/18

The true church God established in the world is shown in His Word.  It is not obscure, as some say; and because it is scriptural it therefore is non-denom-inational and non-sectarian. This is the essence of the issue often raised in discussions about denominations, non-denoms, and various religious sects. The true church is of God and not of men and their religious ideas and interpre-tations. All the religious systems of men is an affront to God, regardless how large or small the religion is.  

Real saints of God will all stand at the “Judgment Seat Of Christ” in Heaven (Rom. 14:10-12;  1 Cor. 3:11-15) to answer to how we walked and regarded His church and testimony; and the apostates who deceived many will not be there, but condemned forever to the "lake of fire". Certainly the simple and ignorant believers will be exempt from severe judgment, though they be associated with sects;   but then who is ignorant who has read and claimed to know the Word of God?  

I cannot agree that “all church gatherings are acceptable to God” as we often hear people say. It surely brings offense to God to say that. It is only man’s reasoning to justify his religious choices. One can see Acts 2: 41-42 and the Epistles to understand the mind of God for the church. He did not establish religious systems and denominations, but the “one body of Christ” which we need to express (Rom.12; 1 Cor.12; Eph.4; Phil.2:2; etc.). Nothing should be added to the Word. 

Some of us are part of a worldwide fellowship that is of one mind about what the Bible shows as the intent of God for His church testimony, and it has been going on godly in compliance with Scripture for over 180 years. It is not a sect for it holds only to God’s Word, believes in the priesthood of believers (1 Pet. 2), and it does not take a name or set forth a hierarchy. It appears to be a real scriptural fellowship. Is there anything wrong with that? One can learn more about it by inquiring at Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL.  

I much appreciate that testimony I have been blessed to find, and hope and pray to God that all sincere believers will become part of this non-denominated unity ---“and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Heb.10:23-25 –KJV). Certainly we should not be expecting perfection in men, which desire will not happen in this world, but be seeking scriptural truth; and this fellowship some of us now see, embraces redemption truth for man’s soul and the spiritual life for a Godly walk, as well as God’s universal testimony of “one accord” in the church –universal. Does the reader know what God’s Word shows for His church? Does one care to know? Many of us with this fellowship will be glad to share this understanding.

Is there any other such faithful and universal Christian fellowship anywhere in the world today that is fully conformed to the Word of God? Surely not the 
Roman Catholic Religion which claims to be the first church. It did not exist until after several hundred years after the Apostles, and was never a real scriptural gathering, but a man-made religion of rules, ceremonies, doctrines, and traditions. When the so-called “apostolic fathers” ---the esteemed saints who had witnessed the Apostles, were removed by 100-200 AD, the dear saints of God struggled in secret and often by death under severe persecutions by the RCR throughout the Middle (dark) Ages. The poor saints had the gospel truth, but no voice and liberty under the religious government that reigned over them, until the Reformation protest in the 1500’s when the tyranny was broken; and when printing was established, and the Word was made available to all.

The gospel truth spread after the reformation revival, and new protestant church groups formed, albeit following many of the rituals, rules, ceremonies, and doctrines they had learned under the RC religion for nearly 1000 years. This is essentially available history in some college studies and through Bible Truth Publishers. We can be thankful for God’s revival of the Gospel with faithful believers. We can also be thankful for that revival of Church truth that followed in AD 1800 and the testimony of 1827 AD. Sincere Christians need to learn about this recovery of God’s pathway for His saints, which we can now enjoy today as “one body in Christ” in honor to the Lord.  

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