What IS The Church?
Thank You For Visiting “What Is The Church?”
“What Is The Church” is a new website based upon the view that the Church of God, the body of Christ… especially in the western world… has drifted very far from the original purposes and calling of God. The holy scriptures foresaw and forewarned of this, and history has borne out the sad truth of this reality.
The truly frightening aspect of this current reality is that so few Christians and “Church goers” can even see and acknowledge this obvious truth.
It is not our purpose or intention to criticize, pass judgment on or condemn the genuine people of God within the vast array of churches in our world today. Our purpose is to shine the light of God’s Word and the light of history upon the present reality of “Church”, and to help believers… including ourselves… see that what we know and experience of church in our world today… to a very large extent… has little or no resemblance to the early body of Christ, or other properly-functioning bodies at other times and other places.
We truly pray and hope that we might develop, by the Lord’s grace, a community of believers who want to know, serve and follow the Lord in His way, and who will provoke one another unto love and good works… Hebrews 10:24
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May the Lord’s hand and grace be upon us all in these dark times… Geno & Cristy Aptaker… Knoxville, TN, USA
If you would like to explore this site further… and it is our sincere hope that you will… please look below to see the different sections and parts of this site. It would probably be a good idea to explore the different segments in the order that is presented, although you are free to look into the site in any manner you wish.
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ABOUT ME – A brief history of who I am and how I evolved from a non-religious Jew… to a committed follower of The Lord, Jesus… to a radical Christian seeking to draw believers of all kinds, including my wife and myself, toward a truly Biblical expression of the body of Christ.
THE LIVING BODY OF CHRIST- One of my first Blog posts, relating some of the experiences I had of genuine “body life”. These experiences happened while I was overseas, and they truly opened my eyes to what it means to be part of a functioning body of Christ. If you hunger for a living union with Jesus, please read this post.
WHAT IS THE CHURCH?- This was my original “Home” page. It discusses three things… First, how the “Church” as we experience it in today’s world is far removed from God’s calling and purposes… Second, the two types of Church that exist… and finally, what we hope will happen as a result of putting up this site.
THE TRUE GOSPEL- Do we really understand the gospel of God? This is a fairly long exploration of God’s original purposes for bringing in the New Covenant. It’s important to see the gospel in light of what God intended from the beginning.
You will need to submit your first name and e-mail address for instant access to this E-Document.
THE COMING PROPHET- This is a comprehensive look at what the Church, the body of Christ, is supposed to look like, and how far we modern believers have drifted from God’s purposes and model.
It also discusses the kind of steps that have to be taken in order for God to have His way, and for the Lord, Jesus to truly be the head of His body, as the Father intends.
WHAT IS ETERNAL LIFE?- We generally think of “eternal life” in terms of time or heaven, but Jesus, the Word of God, had a different view… a view that was about the type and quality of the life… God’s kind of life.
This is a video teaching that will open your understanding about this important matter.
There is also a Blog section to this site, where lots of different things are shared, including things of a personal, spiritual nature.
Please feel free to review the blog posts, as well.
Stumble This Site
- The Great Apostasy August 15, 2013
- The Rich Young Ruler July 29, 2013
- Invitation To Participate In This Work July 26, 2013
- Internal Conflict In The Church July 19, 2013
- Apology To Non-Christians July 17, 2013
- Are WE The Laodicean Church? July 15, 2013
- What Is Eternal Life? July 11, 2013
- The True Gospel July 8, 2013
- Trouble In Babylon July 8, 2013
- Guest Post #1 July 3, 2013