Post Number: 748
|Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:07 pm: || |
What is "the Church?" I am looking for your gut reaction to this question. Current or former or never Adventist, I am interested in your first response to this question. 10 words or less. Not a theological discussion, please. A spontaneous response. My own first response surprised me.
Post Number: 1347
|Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:51 pm: || |
According to Scripture~
The "Church" is the body of CHRIST; ALL those who have placed their faith in JESUS CHRIST Alone, for salvation.
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:43 am: || |
I agree mj - I also believe this---
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5).
believers are the stones that "build" the house of God... it's not a place but what happens when believers come together - we don't go to church we Are the church offering our sacrifices of prayer, praise, worship, repentance, intercession service ministry etc....
I hear this often when our small groups meet during the week- sharing prayer and ministry to God and one another even if it started as a potluck and someone will say "we just had church" ....
I pray to be a "lively stone" :-)
Post Number: 119
|Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:44 am: || |
sorry I didn't see the 10 words or less ....
Post Number: 749
|Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 8:05 am: || |
Keep em coming, please. Gut reaction. And for an interesting sidetrip go to facebook and see some of the adventist responses there on my homepage.
Post Number: 682
|Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 5:56 am: || |
God's invisible church of believers
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:05 am: || |
People who have accepted the salvation gift of Jesus Christ.
Post Number: 76
|Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:06 pm: || |
I'm interested in your interest about people's "gut reaction." For myself, I find I have become much less interested in people's gut reactions. I'd rather find out answers from scripture. I'm just curious if you have a certain hypothesis you're trying to verify in finding out the gut reactions to your question. Thanks.
Post Number: 80
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:28 am: || |
The church is all of those tho have accepted the gift of Jesus Christ.
Post Number: 14735
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:38 pm: || |
The body of Christ; all who are born again.
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 - 6:11 pm: || |
Church is the assembly of believers
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 8:05 pm: || |
Those who trust Christ alone and meet to break bread.
Ten words is a challenge.
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 3:56 pm: || |
We are the church. In Christ we are all one.