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Why the Church? Bill Eddington

Friday, 17 December 2010
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Why the Church?

Christ declared, "I will build My church". Where and what is the Church Christ built? Who is a part of it?

Just you and me, Lord was a catchphrase of some years ago. The implication being that an individual seeking to live a Christian life had no need of any fellowship besides that of his Creator. The Bible, however, begs to differ from that point of view.

In Matthew 16:18 Christ declared I will build My church.

And He went on to state firmly that the gates of hell would not prevail against it.

Many scriptures in your Bible confirm that the Church to which Christ was referring was not a literal building but a spiritual organism. This organism was composed of individual members with a transcendent and collective purpose - a purpose which simply can't be accomplished by "lone Christians" operating in physical and spiritual isolation.

So - where and what is the Church Christ built? Who is a part of it? What is its supreme purpose?

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