Updated for Volume 10
I recently read a Facebook post quoting a Supreme Court decision against churches in Nevada suing for the right to congregate.
This is my response:
I think we need to stop stressing over mega churches. Look how many churches now stream live and affect more lives than before COVID. My church is like that. We have hundreds of viewers on our Facebook Live and we could never fit that many in the sanctuary. Church is you. Not the building, not the organization, not the worship team or the preacher. YOU!
1 Corinthians 12:27 (ESV) Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
In the Bible the word church is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia, meaning “a calling out.” It never refers to a building or meeting place, but always to people, the ones “called out” of the world’s society by God calling them into His service. The Church of the Bible is not a cold, stone building, but a group of warm and loving people specially chosen by God.
In the Scriptures church can refer to the group of believers in a particular location, such as a city or region, or to the entire body of believers God has called.
So, a building with no worshipers cannot really be a church in the biblical sense. The New Testament Church is a group of people called out of this world’s society by God, even if they meet in a rented hall or on a grassy hillside. For example, the apostle Paul greeted the church—the congregation of people—that met in the house of Priscilla and Aquila in Rome (Romans 16:3-5). Source: UCG.ORG
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