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Jesus did too build the church!

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Submitted by KID BERTHA (United States), Mar 25, 2008 at 14:47

I do not have time to sit here and write back and forth all day. I have meetings and things to get done. But I will say to you "Willing Foe" that your are wrong when you say Jesus did not build a church. Jesus IS the Church. My body is the temple of the LORD. Here ya go. And there are others too.

"I will build my church," Jesus said, "and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18)

Now, you may say this is a metaphor or allegorical figurative speech by Jesus. But the true church was the church the apostles started through their relationship with Jesus. It was their understading of the resurrection that enable thame to gain the Holy Spirit and the strength to start the church. All of the disciples except for John died martyrs.

The Church is NOT a building or a place. The Church is you and me and all who put their faith and trust in Christ and his pardon for our sins. The church is the missionary who spreads the Gospel in Darfar, or the man on the side of the road preaching the Gospel for nothing in return. Do you understand? Religion is manmade. Religion is of the world. The true Church Jesus built is about something far greater than the things of this world. It is about eternal life in peace with Jesus in the coming kingdom of GOD the father.

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