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PlebChurch™ 
We Are Not A Church – Despite The Name

 

Hello! Welcome To PlebChurch™

The Church That Is Not A Church!

 

Not By the Google Dictionary definition anyway:

 

  • We Are Not A Building Used For Public Christian worship.
  • We Are Not A particular Christian Organization With Its Own Clergy.
  • We Do Not Have Our Own Distinctive Doctrines.
  • We Don’t Have A Hierarchy Of Clergy Within A Particular Christian Church.

noun

noun; church; plural noun: churches

1. a building used for public Christian worship.

“the church was largely rebuilt at the end of the 15th century”

synonyms: house of God, the Lord’s house, house of prayer; kirk

“a village church”

 

a particular Christian organization with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines.

  noun: Church

“the Church of England”

synonyms: denomination, sect, creed; faith

“the Methodist Church”

the hierarchy of clergy within a particular Christian Church.

  noun: the Church

“Isobel would enter the Church as a deacon”

institutionalized religion as a political or social force.

“the separation of church and state”

   verb ARCHAIC

verb: church; 3rd person present: churches; past tense: churched; past participle: churched;

gerund or present participle: churching

1. take (a woman who has recently given birth) to church for a service of thanksgiving.

  Origin

Old English cir(i)ce, cyr(i)ce, related to Dutch kerk and German Kirche, based on medieval Greek kurikon,

from Greek kuriakon (dōma) ‘Lord’s (house)’, from kurios ‘master or lord’. Compare with kirk.

 

 

 

Some people might see PlebChurch™ as a Church In the Biblical sense, but even that is not true.

I Chose PlebChurch™ for its Identity as a Christian entity, and for the Sake of Branding it To Plebware.

No More! No Less! – Yes when we meet on the site we might well be part of the Universal Church (The Body Of Christ).

But you will find that you will constantly be encouraged to belong to a Local Church.

Belonging  to a Local Church is very Important

(This is paramount for your Spiritual well being and growth, in the word.)

 

Who  or What is The Real Church?

“Church” is the translation of the Greek term ekklesia, and is used in the New Testament to identify the community of believers in Jesus Christ. It literally means “assembly,” “congregation,” or “meeting.” A similar term was used in the Old Testament referring to experiences such as “the day of the assembly,” “the Lord’s congregation,” or “meeting before the Lord.”

Thus, when Jesus declares: “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18), it did not come as something unfamiliar to the common listener. Shortly after, in the New Testament, the word is con- fined strictly to refer to the congregation of believers in Jesus Christ.

 

It is worth mentioning that in the New Testament, no synagogue, temple, chapel, tabernacle, building or any other meeting place was ever called a “church.” The term always referred to the Christian assembly and, in the New Testament, it was used for both the local community of believers and the overall collection of Christians.

 

Called-Out Of The World

“called-out ones.” The root meaning of church is not that of a building, but of people. It is ironic that when you ask people what church they attend, they usually identify a building. Romans 16:5 says, “Greet the church that is in their house.”

Paul refers to the church in their house—not a church building, but a body of believers.

 

The church is the body of Christ, of which He is the head. Ephesians 1:22–23 says, “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” The body of Christ is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) until Christ’s return.

Biblically, we may regard the church in two ways, as the universal church (Body Of Christ) or as the local church.

The Circle Of Christians you relate too personally.

 

The Universal Church (Body Of Christ) vs  The Local Church.

This can also be stated as: “Why is church membership important?”

 

The universal Church—(The Body of Christ) see Romans 12:5—is composed of all true believers in Christ.

 

While local churches are to a microcosm of the universal Church.

 

As believers, we have our names written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 20:12), and that is what is most important.

 

However, it is also very important to commit to a local church:

Where we can give of our resources, serve others, and be accountable.

 

The Key words being: Give, Serve, and Accountable.

 

The Bible does not directly address the concept of formal church membership, but there are several passages that strongly imply its existence in the early church. “And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved” (Acts 2:47).

This verse indicates that salvation was a prerequisite for being “added” to the church.

 

In Acts 2:41, it seems that someone was keeping a numerical record of those who were saved and thus joining the church. Churches today that require salvation before membership are simply following the biblical model.

See also 2 Corinthians 6:14–18.

 

There are other places in the New Testament that show the local church as a well-defined group:

In Acts 6:3, the church in Jerusalem is told to hold elections of some kind: “Choose seven men from among you.”

The phrase among you suggests a group of people distinct from others who were not “among” them.

Simply put, the deacons were to be church members.

 

Church membership is important because it helps define the pastor’s responsibility.

Hebrews 13:17 instructs;

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority,

because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.”

 

Whom will a pastor give an account for, except the members of his own church?

 

He is not responsible for all the Christians in the world, only for those under his care.

 

Likewise, he is not responsible for all the people in his community, only for believers under his leadership—his church members.

 

Membership in a local church is a way of voluntarily placing oneself under the spiritual authority of a pastor.

 

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