Four Ways We Turn Church Into A Temple

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Temple: A structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities such as prayer and sacrifice (Wikipedia).

Local church: A local group of believers with biblically qualified elders, meeting for the purpose of building up one another and training one another to obey Christ’s Great Commission and to reflect the living God in their various gifts and services. (1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Galatians 1:1-2, Titus 1:5, Matt. 28:18-20)

Like many Indians, I too have had for many years equated churches and temples because of that “sense of peace” that one experiences in quiet temples, and in vast, empty cathedrals.

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Now if you are a Bible-wielding Christian who loves Jesus, you would know how different going to a Hindu temple and being with the church is. But are there ways in which you might be treating your church like how some treat temples- like a thing of mere rituals and forgotten tradition? Continue reading “Four Ways We Turn Church Into A Temple”