does the word "church" mean to you? The word
"church" means different things to people today. To some, it
is a simple country chapel. To others, the church is a massive
building with great architectural designs.
others, the church is a group of men who decide religious policies and
set rules about what people are to believe and do.
the church is not a building, nor is it a group of
"clergymen" who decide beliefs and practices for people. The
Bible teaches us that the church is people – saved people.
Acts 2:38, believers were told to
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins.
Acts 2:41 says, "Then they that gladly received his word were
baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three
Acts 2:47, we are told "the Lord added to the church daily those
who were being saved." The saved were those who
obeyed the commands of the Lord.
the first-century Christian and Christians today, the church is that
group of people who have committed their lives to Jesus Christ (Luke
9:23, I Peter 2:21); who have obtained the salvation that is in Christ
Jesus (II Timothy 2:10, Romans 6:3-4); through obedience to His
commands (Hebrew 5:8-9).
is the correct view of the church. The word "church" means a
body of people saved from sin by the blood of Christ (Romans 5:6-9,1