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Old 01-28-2011, 04:27 PM
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Who is church for believers, non believers or both? What does the Bible say?
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:56 PM
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I think the Bible would be neutral on this, because they did not have ‘church’ in those days like we have today. ‘The Church’ is, of course Christ and the Saints, so that would be for believers. Most of today’s churches are used for both fellowship and evangelism, so I guess my answer would be ‘both’.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:57 PM
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I would imagine it would depend on your definition of chruch that you are using...

the fellowship would be for believer and church would be for those who want to learn..


I can't see any real reason for a non-believer to be in church if they aren't curious about the holy spirit.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:32 PM
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The Church (The body of Christ made up of his followers who have been saved by Grace) is first for the believer. The gathering of the church is of course welcome to non-believers so that they can potentially receive the gospel, be exposed to (hopefully) the loving nature of the family of God, to see and to hear God's call to salvation. Inviting a non-believer to church is a common method of evangelism. But as with all evangelistic efforts, it must be guided by the spirit. Sometimes a non-believer going to church with their believing friend is a bad idea.

The situation all depends on the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 12 and 14 talk about the role of the body of Christ and how to present their spiritual gifts. I believe it is acceptable for a non-believer to go. What a bad example it would be if someone stopped a non-believer, who comes to church of their own volition seeking truth, and told them they were not welcome due to lack of membership.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:49 PM
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I want to know Mark's take on this.

I say it is for both and will provide reasons when i am at my computer and not my phone.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:11 PM
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Dangit! Itís a trick question! The correct answer is ĎJesusí.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:02 PM
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I want to know Mark's take on this.

I say it is for both and will provide reasons when i am at my computer and not my phone.
I think for the most part believers.
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The Church is for GOD
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