Originally Posted by NateR
I actually believe this ceased to be the case at some point between Christ's birth and Pentecost. Probably right at the moment when the veil of the Temple was torn in two while Christ was on the cross.
After Pentecost, it became clear that a temple was unnecessary, since it's the believers that are important not any sort of manmade structure. So I do not believe in calling any church the "house of GOD." The last building that GOD referred to as His house was destroyed in 70 AD and has never been rebuilt.
EXactly. We (those born again in Christ) are the new temples and a church building is merely a gatehring place. The early church met in houses for over 350 years. Sure there were some builing but since it was illegal to be a Christian most of the time it is nto like they would go a build a house of God. Pretty soon America will be that way also. Real Christian will be forced to meet in private to escape the fake church and the government.