God’s Church – Not Ours
Eight times Paul uses the phrase “The Church of God.” This possessive phrase leaves no doubt as to Whom the church belongs. The church is the creation and possession of God.
If “the Church of God” is not ours, how do we presume to start it, form it, name it, organize it and govern it? How do we have the audacity to create its doctrine, articles of faith and bylaws?
If you want to know who owns “your” church – whose church it really is – just answer the questions above.
God started His church, and He alone governs it. It is organic. You can’t “go to it,” or “join it.”
Clyde L.Pilkington, Jr.