Church Or Social Club?

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Church Or Social Club?

David McPherson

To understand what something is, it is sometimes helpful to observe what something is not. Consider the following.

The church is not a social club. The church was purchased with the blood of Christ (Acts 20:28). The Son of God did not die for a social organization, but for a "spiritual house" (1 Pt. 2:5). We are not a glorified social center in competition with country clubs and the YMCA. We are the church. We worship God "in spirit and in truth" (Jn. 4:24), not in food, fun, and frolic.

Let the YMCA be the YMCA. Let the Country Club be the Country Club. Let the boy scouts and girl scouts be the boy scouts and girl scouts. And please, let the church be the church!

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