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Definition of Church !
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:56:40 AM »
If the definition of Church is where two or three are gathered,  why is a social  network excluded ?





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Re: Definition of Church !
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 09:56:26 AM »
I don't think that that's an adequate definition of a church. Two or three Christians meeting together could just be a one-off meeting, or a single family. Jesus promises to be with such a group - but that doesn't necessarily make them a 'church'.

'Church' to me implies an ongoing commitment to one another, and engagement with such tasks as evangelism. Social media networks are good as far as they go, but you can't give each other practical support (like doing someone's shopping). And you can't practise the sacraments either (baptism and communion).
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Re: Definition of Church !
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 03:24:19 PM »
That is a promise from God that he will meet with Christians when they meet together for worship etc not a definition of a church.

A church is agroup of belivers who have committed themselves to meet together to worship God, study the bible, to pray and to encourage and be encouraged by each other.
The church is always the people, never the building or the organisation and is only those who are Christian.

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Re: Definition of Church !
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 04:19:06 PM »
Hi
The church is the body of Christ its all those who have died to self to live for Christ they come from all denominations sects and cults.
The life blood of the body is the blood the Holy Spirit that flows through the church and holds it all together who all these members are only God knows.
And the thing that cements it all together is LOVE God is Love.

Love and Peace
Dave