What is Church?
Do you think Stephen would have been stoned to death if he were around today?
To answer this question, let’s look at what Stephen was doing to get himself stoned.
Stephen addressed the religious leaders, he was addressing the High Priest who represents the Spirit of Religion.
The mindset of religion, is the thinking in a man that causes him to be self- righteous and this man puts his trust in the following;
1- the things that he does, the outward action, I.e. the act of ‘going to church’ the act of offering songs, of various ritualistic motions that he enjoys going through. The special days and their observance.
a. The observance of Sunday as a special day
b. The building in which he meets
c. The leadership and it’s authority over him
d. The manner in which the gathering is conducted
2- he trust in what he thinks these…
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