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Bible Cast 101
What is the Church?
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Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not the Biblical understanding of the church. The word church comes from the Greek word "Ecclesia" which is defined as "an assembly,or 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 say Baptist, Methodist, or another denomination. Many times they are referring to a denomination or a building. Read Romans 16:5: "also 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.


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Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not the Biblical understanding of the church. The word church comes from the Greek word "Ecclesia" which is defined as "an assembly,or 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 say Baptist, Methodist, or another denomination. Many times they are referring to a denomination or a building. Read Romans 16:5: "also 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.
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Many people today understand the church as a building. This is not the Biblical understanding of the church. The word church comes from the Greek word "Ecclesia" which is defined as "an assembly,or 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 say Baptist, Methodist, or another denomination. Many times they are referring to a denomination or a building. Read Romans 16:5: "also 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.
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The truth is that sin, as defined in the original translations of the Bible, means to miss the mark. The mark, in this case, is the standard of perfection established by God and evidenced by Jesus. Viewed in that light, it is clear that we are all sinners.
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Show all from this expertIs hell real? Is hell eternal?
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Is hell real? Studies show that over 90% of people in the world believe in a heaven while less than 50% believe in an eternal hell. According to the Bible, hell is most definitely real! The punishment of the wicked in hell is as never-ending as the bliss of the righteous in Heaven. The punishment of the wicked dead in hell is described throughout Scripture as everlasting fire (Matthew 25:41), unquenchable fire (Matthew 3:12), shame and everlasting contempt (Daniel 12:2), a place where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched (Mark 9:44-49), a place of torments and flame (Luke 16:23,24), everlasting destruction (2 Thessalonians 1:9), a place of torment with fire and brimstone where the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever (Revelation 14:10,11), and a lake of fire and brimstone where the wicked are tormented day and night forever and ever (Revelation 20:10). Jesus Himself indicates that the punishment in hell itself is everlasting - not merely the smoke and flames (Matthew 25:46).
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Scripture presents conclusive evidence that Jesus Christ was in fact resurrected from the dead. Christ resurrection is recorded in Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-53; and John 20:1-21:25. The resurrected Christ also appeared in the Book of Acts (Acts 1:1-11). From these passages you can gain several proofs of Christ resurrection.
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