So many are going from church to church searching for God only to be disappointed and leaving unfulfilled. So where is or what is the true church of Christ? Scripture teaches us “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things NOT SEEN!
When God gave Moses the ten commandment’s the very first one was instructing man not to make an idol or graven image or to set up any image of wood or stone and to bow down unto it. We have just learned faith in God is NOT SEEN, yet we believe. When Moses did not return from Mount Sinai the people had to have something to worship and see and after Aaron gathered their gold earrings then made a golden calf! (Exodus 32:23-26).
Scripture teaches there no knowledge in places that set up any graven image. When was the last time you entered a church building and there was not a symbol or image of Christ above the altar? (Isaiah 45:20-23) 20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. 21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
(Isaiah 43:10-12) 10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
So where is the true Church of Christ? Do we go to church or are we the church? We find the answer in the following passages: (1 Corinthians 3:16,17) 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
(Ephesians 2:18-22) 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us (Hebrews 9:24).
If we the people through the holy spirit are the temple of God, then we are also in need of a Priest. Praise God He has sent His only begotten Son who has been made our high Priest who makes intercession for us to God the Father! (Hebrews 8:1,2) 1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.