The church building is only a place for believers to meet and to worship God - or any other purpose the believers may want to use it for.
A group of believers in in one particular area is called a church in The Bible.
2Th 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Phm 1:2 to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
The church is also used to talk about all believers in Christ.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
Col 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
Christianity is named after Jesus Christ who established His Father's 'Church of God' called such about a dozen times in the New Testament.
Christianity was founded in Israel, where the teachings of Jesus Christ began. Because of prosecution, the church dispersed into Greece, Syria, Asia Minor and all sorts of other places.Christ's church was founded in Jerusalem. The account is found in Acts 2.Christianity was found in Israel. In Israel where Jesus taught. I wouldn't say it was founded more like evolved from the Jewish faith tradition. Jesus was a Jew.Matthew 16:18I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
The Thessalonians were inhabitants of Thessalonica, on the road from Athens to Philippi, and the capital of Macedonia. Paul and Silas had organized a church there during his second missionary journey. The church there consisted of both ethnic Jews and Gentiles whom had conveted to Christianity. The Thessalonian church suffered persection and this is reflected in the letters Paul wrote to encourage and instruct them.
Many biblical students believe the Church of God, initially called 'The Way' and only later in Antioch was labeled Christianity, began in the Upper Room outside of Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday, Jun 17, 31 A.D.. This is exactly 50 days (meaning of Pentecost) after the Saturday resurrection of Jesus.
a church is the house of Christianity a church is the house of Christianity
Bill Wiesman has written: 'A holy purpose' -- subject(s): Discipling (Christianity), Church renewal, Church growth
Chiefly, Christianity especially the Roman Catholic church.
It was for converting Indians (or Native Americans) to European ways and to Christianity.
It is the church.
At my church the sermons are all about Christianity the religion.
Well the temple for Christianity is mainly at church.
In a church
The sacred sites of Christianity is basically the church.
AnswerUltimately the purpose of Christianity is to have all people worship God through Jesus. Everything else, arguably, is a secondary issue. And the Church has failed to achieve in its purpose, first because of the move away from Christianity in its traditional Western base, and secondly in its limited success in winning converts in Asia. Presumably the purpose of Christian churches will not change or be revitalised. But I am confident that their purpose could be realised rapidly and with almost complete success if the Churches were able to do just one thing. Prove, beyond doubt, the existence of God.
1. The Church controlled everything. 2. People got a sense of a common identity and a sense of purpose. 3. No one dared to challenge the Church of any ideas.