“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…