Peo­ple are the church

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - Voices -

Through­out the Bi­ble scrip­tures, it’s “church” or “con­gre­ga­tion,” not a “build­ing.” Church (the body of Christ) or the church (a con­gre­ga­tion) or mem­bers of the church is made up of peo­ple called to fol­low Je­sus Christ. The church is made up of dis­ci­ples or stu­dents of Je­sus Christ who con­vene to re­ceive God’s in­struc­tions.

If they are meet­ing in a build­ing and the build­ing catches fire, the con­gre­ga­tion gets out­side. The build­ing burns, but the church is out­side. The church can meet in a home, etc.—any­where.

HER­BERT PAGE

Con­way

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