How many times have you heard this verse used to exhort someone to stop skipping church? Not only is it a poor example of biblical interpretation and application, but also a weighty and religious yoke to place on the backs of disciples of Jesus.
It is my proposition that every mark of the church can be found and experienced outside of the local church, if one defines the local church as “a place.”
Church is not where the body meets, it’s how the body acts.
Just one question for today:
Can a true believer in Jesus get everything they need to be a thriving member of His church without ever stepping into a church? Why or why not?