We believe that the “church” is the spiritual body of Christ. (Colossians 1: 24, 18) This Greek word “ekklesia” means essentially “those called out to an assembly”—which indicates that someone has authority over them to summon them to the assembly.
Jesus gave orders to His disciples regarding their mission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Jesus summarized this aspect of the mission another way when He told Peter to “feed My sheep.” (John 21: 15-17)
Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
The Church is also commissioned to fulfill Christ’s prophecy that “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14)
Read more about the Church:
- The Church Defined
- The Church of God – How it started?
- Church of God and Israel
- The Church of God – Why do we need it?