Francis Chan on the Church

There is nothing dearer to my heart than the church. Evangelicals have forgotten what the church is, and Roman Catholics have warped it into a misled international organization.

The church is the fullness of him who fills all in all (Eph. 1:23) and the pillar and support of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15). More practically, it is the place where God sets the solitary in families (Ps. 68:6). Those who have not experience church life have no idea of the love, beauty, and power in it. The devil does, and he opposes the appearance of the family of God, the church, wherever it might appear.

Let me stop there and let Francis Chan say this much better than I can:

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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