Confusion In God’s House?

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By Biblicism Institute

Prayer

Have you ever been to a congregation and someone got up and said these terrible words, “Welcome to the House of God”?

Ugh? Wait a minute. The House of God? What’s up with that? Are we re-living Old Testament days?

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16

We are God’s House or Temple. The building where we assemble is not. It’s just a building. There’s nothing holy about that building. The Old Covenant TEMPLE principle – with its altar and a Levite High Priest hovering over everyone – is no longer in effect. See Church Services Are NOT Biblical for an in-depth exposé.

As a matter of fact, Christians can assemble anywhere. There’s no need to go into debt for a building. The early Church always met in homes. The money being wasted on mortgages can be put to better use by helping so many suffering Christians, especially in a downturn economy.

Each individual Christian is the Saint who is Holy or Separated unto God, because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So when you help your Christian brethren, you are “helping” God. That’s the only building or temple God cares about.

So next time anyone errs like that – by making an edifice out to be what it’s not – please make sure that person is duly and lovingly corrected, publicly if necessary. The word of God is more important than someone’s pride or ego.

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19

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6 thoughts on “Confusion In God’s House?

  1. Well stated; biblically accurate and concise. Only recently did I happen upon your site and am glad for it. Would you (or ya’ll) at BI consider writing an article about the evils of 501c3 under “Church Reform”? P.S. Thank you for this site.

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      • Fair enough. Having read the two articles you reference, I suspect you’re right that most readers of them would, as a RESULT (sorry for caps; don’t know how to italicize) , see the futility of 501c3. My thinking is that an anti 501c3 article might aid in helping your readers steer others to the biblical solution as found in your aforementioned two articles. Most folks I run across don’t begin looking for a solution until and unless they are convinced there is a problem. Almost every “church” today is 501c3 which as you know directly necessitates many of the unbiblical practices you cover. That’s a lot of folks who, if given a short article on 501c3, might go looking for the biblical cure. Just food for thought brother.

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