To be faithful to the teachings of Jesus, the Apostles doctrine and traditions and the practices of the early New Testament churches, which were demonstrated by a radical devotion to Christ and His church and a separation from the pagan practices of the world around them.

In addition, to help restore the church to it’s roots. Not reform it. While there are many things to admire about the Reformation (The Five Solas), there were other things that took place and were taught during the Reformation that were contrary to the teachings of Christ. The Reformation may have changed and improved the state of the church in the 16th Century, but it did not restore or change back to New Testament Christianity and it certainly didn’t improve upon it (New Testament Christianity). It kept and still keeps most of the pagan practices and lifestyles of the Catholic Church.

Regardless of denomination or theological bent, the majority of today’s churches and today’s “Christians” do not reflect the teachings of Christ, follow the traditions of the Apostles, nor the practices of the New Testament church. Of course some of the New Testament church practices should be avoided. We know what these are by the writings of admonition from the Apostles and the letters to the seven churches in Revelation.

It is apparent that the “church” has left her first love and prefers to live an unholy, unrighteous life. Her salt has lost its flavor! Few Christians truly follow the commandments of Christ which He told us we must follow if we truly love him (John 14:21). Instead “Christians” think, look and act like the pagans around them. They “entangle themselves in the affairs of this world” (politics, warmongering, entertainment, sports, money, drinking, drugs, immoral behavior, etc.) and serve an earthly kingdom instead of a heavenly kingdom (2 Timothy 2:4).

Local Bodies of Christ are not truly “members of one another.” Members show up once a week, stare at the back of someone’s head for an hour and a half, and go home till the following week. They scatter after “service” and are not seen as the Body of Christ throughout the week to the world around them. They are rarely involved in the lives of one another, nor are they routinely fellowshipping in the Lord together or serving Him together throughout the week.

We, as Christians, have forgotten that we are sojourners in this world and are citizens of and servants to a heavenly King and His kingdom.