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The Church

The church is people living in and through the power of God as caretakers of the things of God. Building the Church of God is expressing the Power of God through the care we express regarding the things of God. This is the natural world.  

 

 Building The Church

What really is the church? How do we build what we cannot see the boundaries or extent of? We cannot count numbers of people entering a building we own and we cannot compute the square footage of the buildings we own; as a way to compute the size of the church, so how do we know if we are building the church if we do not have a quantified way of measuring the size of the church? Can science help us develop both a definition of what a church is and a mathematical formula for quantifying the effectiveness of the things we are doing to build the church?

We know from Scripture that the people who believe in Jesus are the body of Christ, otherwise known as the church. But we do not know who a believer is because unlike God we cannot see people’s hearts. We do not know if they truly believe and, in all honesty, we are not clear just what faith consists of. We know we are to believe in Jesus but what heart change defines this?

The church is people living in and through the power of God as caretakers of the things of God. Building the Church of God is expressing the Power of God through the care we express regarding the things of God. This is the natural world.  

There is only one way to build the church and that is by increasing faith in Jesus. This might mean bring more people to God, but it also can mean strengthening the faith of those who already believe.

There is only one way to build the church and that is by faith in Jesus. Without this faith we cannot erase the hate and distrust and greed that divide us. Division destroys our capacity to work together and care for the planet. But all the subjective and narrative descriptions in the world does not give us a scientific methodology for defining the size of the church.

Without the faith in Jesus that enables us to have faith in each other, we will not overcome the divisive influences of sin to the point where we can create a world that God wants us to live in.

Without faith there is not the trust and forgiveness that permits the church to be built. We need to help one another and be charitable but it is becoming obvious that subjective interpretations as to what this means, and indeed what the church is, has led to a lot of narrative and little in the way of concrete progress.

Christians need to see building the church as a form of progress. As such, this progress needs to be defined in a quantifiable way.

If God is Truth and science the search for truth, then theoretically science ought to be the search for God. Social Positivism is in this sense science in the service of God.

Without going into all of the scripture and scientific evidence backing up the claim the church is in keeping with the story of the three servants, the wealth given to us, or more accurately, the wealth we have that we have dedicated to God.

It is the increase in the value of our assets, the equity of the church, that defines the size, scope and extent of the church.

What we have is either helping improve the lives of other Christians or it is being used to build Babylon. We have either given all we have to the church, to the building of the church or our wealth is used to support the pleasures of the flesh. It is one of the other in accordance to the law of the excluded middle.

If you are not positive your wealth is going to help expand and build the church, then you have an absolute guarantee you are in league with Babylon and Satan.

If you wish to know how to devote your wealth to the building of God’s Kingdom Social Positives can tell you all you need to know.