"Perhaps, if we could set up a time and place to meet it would help as long as there is proper planning. Networking is ideal and is a welcomed. Let us put much prayer unto this. With God it is possible. If meeting at one place may be too involving,…"
"Nic. this is very true and I now feel very free in my heart to welconme you as our brother indeed. Two people can not walk together unless they agree. The so called church has a wrong concept about the Word "Church" refering to a building.…"
"Howard, I think you main point is been well made: that "going to church" has too narrowly defined the concept to mean a place.
In my thought, there are 4 undersatndings of "temple"
1) Temple is a place.
2) Temple is the person…"
"It sounds to me like your creating a dichotomy between the people and the place. Theologically everyone will argue that temple=people and not place, but creating a false tension between the two is unhelpful.
The people can gather but if they…"
"Thank brother Timothy. Perhaps in God's will and time we shall meet. Infact people have a mind coceipt of a place we meet as a Church but in reality, the Word Church means a group of people gathered together. The people of God gathered together…"
"I'm not sure that an either/or dichotomy is helpful.
The act, location, model and people meeting are all together "church" when they do so in order to connect with and worship God. The only place its helpful to differentiate is when…"
"Hi Howard, sorry for the late response....
Our community of believers meet in the homes of our group. We have never met inside a traditional style of church building. The early church of believers was simply that. I'm not sure exactly when…"