Kurieuo wrote:I recently came across a page (Why I Don't Go To Church Anymore!), and it got me thinking it might be a good topic to start up. What do people here generally believe the Church to be, and what is your general reaction to this article?
I believe the church is people who have been baptised in the Holy Spirit:
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, ...and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
(1 Cor. 12:13)
as detailed in scripture:
"you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence ... they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. " (Acts 1:8, 2:4, see also 10:44-6, 11:14-18).
I havn't read the article but any organisation that builds a "house of God" building like the one pictured clearly isn't believing the above verses, it was Babylonian religion that had buildings with towers.
What most people call "church" isn't what God calls his church so what they have rejected is dead religion, to which I say good!