The Church

What is the church? Most people think it is the people that go to a particular building every Sunday. It may be called a congregation, however it isn’t the church. The church is a peculiar group of people that have the distinction and honor of being the sons and daughters of God. It doesn’t matter what denomination you belong to. Because God didn’t start denominations. Man did. In the first century, there was a local church. People could belong to it if they were recommended by people in the church or a pastor of other church. If you didn’t have this certification you could not belong to that church. In the first century, the government was trying to kill off the church. So they would send people to try to infiltrate their meetings. There were no denominations. Everybody belong to God’s church or they didn’t belong. If you were a Christian and couldn’t verify it, you would probably be killed. The church wasn’t only where you could learn of God, it was a sanctuary for the government of the day. And I am afraid it is coming back to that again. If you really want to see who you are and what is really going on. Don’t look at yourself as a member of this or that denomination. Your teacher isn’t the man in the pulpit. Your teacher is the Holy Spirit. You belong to God and God is ultimately responsible for you. God says you were bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.


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