Wednesday, March 04, 2015

EPISODE 4: Dan Notti and Keith Giles - "God's Design For Church"

Does God have any design for how He wants us to come together and seek His face? If He cared so much about how the Sanctuary and the Temple were built (down to the cubits), doesn't He have a plan for how we - the Body of Christ - are to worship Him?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

In my mind the whole way we do church today misses the mark.

After the apostolic age it appears that the "Temple Model" of Christianity with its sacred places, led by sacred people, with control of the sacred texts, controlling sincere followers, was re-instituted after Jesus said "it (the Old Covenant) is finished"; that is, it was replaced by a New Covenant, with a new command, a new ethic, and a new movement.

Throughout church history, ever since the end of the Apostolic Age, Christianity in all forms, especially the Roman Catholic Church, has retained, in varying degrees, the Temple Model of Christianity by permeating the "Temple Model" into the "Jesus Model", thus hindering the advancement of the gospel by it's promulgation of Temple Thinking into the minds and hearts of sincere people.

The "Jesus Model" was clearly articulated by the Apostle Paul when he wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." (Gal 5:6) "For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Galatians 5:14)
The question then remains, what does love require of me?

It is hard to understand why God in His sovereignty has allowed this to take place. A question asked, what is it He is waiting for us to do, if anything? Surely God is not pleased with the state of the Church in America today. Maybe He is waiting for us to cleans the church of the "Temple Model". He ended the "Temple Model" and began the "Jesus Model" He died to unfold.