Did Jesus command anyone to build a church building?

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“REMEMBER: the Bible Never Mentions A Building Called “Church”

Jesus never commanded anyone to build a building. He taught a Kingdom not a building

The Gospel biographies are filled with evocative, vivid parables, all about the Kingdom of God not about a building.

Just think about what was God’s response when Peter said “Lord, if you wish I will build three tents.” Did the Lord wish or will that? The text is quite clear He did NOT

Instead Jesus said in Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – This is sufficient

And in Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Instead your church building is on wheals and on the road to the end of the worlds you simply cannot fulfill that [PERIOD]

It continues in ACTS

Please NOTE: The church in Jerusalem grew to 5000 men alone (Acts 4:4) without owning property or a building. How in the world did they do that? Was building a church building NOT essential for church growth? What about church sign, clean bathrooms and so on details we are told today by church gurus are the foundations for church growth?

The BIBLE answers in Acts 5:42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. The Bible tells us that the first Christians in Jerusalem assembled in the temple courts. Acts 2:46 describes them as—“continuing daily with one accord in the temple” (NKJV). This would not refer to the temple itself, where only priests could enter, but the courts and colonnades which surrounded it.

BUT WAIT In Acts 8:4 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word. – – – God actually on purpose scattered the gathered church so they can fulfill the Great Commission

In the Pastoral epistles referred prior as a counter argument. In all essence apart from believer’s homes Paul never mentions building a church building or gathering in one at that matter

the church in Rome he told them was in the home of Aquila and Priscilla (Rom 16:3), adding later, “greet the church that is in their house” (Rom 16:5)

the churches of Asia greet you operated in the same similar way like Aquila and Priscilla (I Corinthians 16:19).

Same with the Colossians and Laodicea (which inducts all 7 churches of Revelation operating in the same manner): “Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house” (Colossians 4:15).

Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus, a family in Colosse, hosted the church in their home (Philemon 2).

In Ephesus, Paul met with the brethren in what was called “the school of Tyrannus” (Acts 19:9). Perhaps not even a building but courtyard or some other type of place normally used for schooling.

So let’s stop for a minute and ponder upon this question: Where does the New Testament ever mentions / commands or admonishes the believers to build a Building Called “Church”?

ANSWER: NO WHERE! Not even in Heaven there is a temple. For the Lamb is the temple in Heaven thereafter…


  • Michael Green
    Reply July 31, 2017

    Michael Green

    Ok where do alot of Christians gather to fellowship than?

  • Troy Day
    Reply July 31, 2017

    Troy Day

    where DO or where DID in actual Biblical times?

  • Winston Ramdath
    Reply July 31, 2017

    Winston Ramdath

    The early Christians did not have places to worship so they gathered in homes. This however was not a precedent. It was only because the church was being formed. As people increased I am sure they had to find adequate space to meet. So while Jesus didn’t actually say go build a building. However we must assume that the people (church) would eventually figure out they needed a permanent to place to meet. The building that housed the people eventually was called a church because of who occupied it. So there is no argument here.

    • Nicole Traviss-Mackenzie

      Your right plus in the apostles (Jesus) time it was illegal to think any other way but the way the chief priest/ Pharisees told you to think so they had to be in smaller groups. But when Jesus was “preaching” masses of people would congregate together the only difference there was no walls around them on the side of a mountain or a hill etc… church is suppose to be the “house” of God.

  • Troy Day
    Reply July 31, 2017

    Troy Day

    Where did 5000 saved on Pentecost meet?

    Which of the 7 churches in Revelation do you feel owned its own building?

    What building did the persecuted church use up to its institutionalization in 310 AD?

  • Johnny Martin
    Reply July 31, 2017

    Johnny Martin

    no JESUS he did not command christians to build churches, for one thing early christians were persecuted by the romans, and others, they met in groups in homes, secret places. ” Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ
    Mat 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
    Mat 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
    Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
    Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
    Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Mat 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
    Mat 16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. the true church was not a building, peter was not the first pope , reread ver’s 13-16 slowly , let it sink in , read the 16th verse again, it was , the true church, was not brick or stone ,it was built on,” faith”, faith that JESUS , was the son GOD , VERS 18 , UPON THIS ROCK, ‘FAITH , I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH. FAITH, TRUE CHURCH IS EVERY BORN AGAIN BELIEVER, THE CHURCH , THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.” The Coming of the Lord
    1Th 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
    1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
    1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
    1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. ” 1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”, “JESUS DWELLS IN US, “,”Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” . YES LATER THERE WERE , GROUPS THAT MET TOGETHER , AND THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THE CHURCHES, OR GROUPS OF EARLY CHRISTIANS, AND OVER THE YEARS MANY BRANCHES OR GROUPS ROSE UP, TO WHAT WE SE TODAY , BUT THE TRUE CHURCH IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE BE EACH PERSON, AND THEIR FAITH IN JESUS THE SON OGF GOD .

  • Troy Day
    Reply July 31, 2017

    Troy Day


  • Crissy Ramirez
    Reply August 1, 2017

    Crissy Ramirez

    Interesting question

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