What Kind Of Church Is This?

Not A Social Club

It is true that our building does not have a kitchen, banquet hall, or gymnasium. This church sponsors no ball teams, concerts, or secular activities. Wholesome social and secular activities are important in the life of a Christian, but God made a distinction between the responsibilities of the home and the church. "What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God and shame them that have not?" (1 Cor. 11:22,34). You see, we specialize in being a church, and we encourage parents to specialize in building good homes. Parents should provide the secular and recreational needs of their family just like they supervise the economic and political needs.

We do wish to draw all men to the Lord, and we seek to hold our young people. But we make no pretense of being something other than what Christ ordained a church to be. Jesus purchased the church by His own blood, and it was thereby established for spiritual purposes (cf. Eph. 5:25-27;1 Pet. 2:5). The gospel is God's power to draw men (cf. Rom. 1:16; John 6:44-45), and whether young or old, all who sincerely seek to please God will be held by good spiritual food.