Christian life in the modern world seems to revolve around the buildings of local churches called churches. These buildings are so important to Western Christianity that almost all worship, prayer, fellowship, and prayer take place in them. Almost all evangelistic activities take place in churches, where “seekers” are invited to the meetings. In fact, many of those who attend church services question the faith of those who claim to be Christians and who live a Christian life in every way except that they do not go to church. Really? Is attending church just a religious practice or is it necessary to find peace with God?
Great church response:
Denominations and large established churches (say, more than the average house can house) will tell you that the church is necessary for Christian fellowship to be encouraged in the Bible. In their support, many people attended religious services to find the hope and salvation that Jesus offers. This was definitely my experience. At age 13, I committed a sin for which my father’s punishment was not enough. One afternoon it “occurred to me” to visit the local church that night when the cars arrived. This “happened” the first weekly revival meeting. I went to the altar, accepted Christ, and embarked on a journey that eventually led me to the ministry. Let me tell you that for me the great Korean Jesus church changed my life.
Home church response:
It is generally accepted that members of the house church movement believe that there were no large churches during the first 350 years of Christianity, that a denomination, professional speaker, or worship leader was not needed to honor God, that in the early church spiritual gifts were manifested when everyone spoke. they sang, prayed, and ate together in the Holy Spirit in each other’s home. All of this is true, which is clearly recorded in the New Testament. I have been to a home church and I can tell you that some of my closest Christian relationships have arisen as a result of some kind of fellowship at home. In fact, I prefer Christian worship in small, intimate groups where if someone says their child is sick, you can see their face when you pray for them.
Answer from the Bible:
Churches are mentioned many times in the Bible, so perhaps this is where we can look for an authoritative answer to the question. You’re probably saying, “… you think?” The author of Hebrews tells us not to neglect the meeting, as some often do. The book of Acts says that the church met regularly at home to fellowship, study, pray, and, what I like most, eat together. Sometimes Christians rent large rooms or halls for large gatherings.