When you read the title of this you may have thought a place where believers gather weekly to worship. Or a place to experience the presence of God. Those are good but not totally correct.
Don’t kill the messenger. Please hear me out. The word of God says to us in Corinthians that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Later in the Holy book it says where two or more are gathered in my name there I am in the midst. I being the Most High God in the statement. Christ told us that if we abide in Him, while He is in the Father then the Father abides in us. Also we know that God is Love. And we should abide in Love.
So chruch in the book of Acts was a house or hidden place where believers ate a meal, sang praise to God and did miracles. Shoot even a jail was church.
Sadly America and other nations have lost sight of what church really is and should be. It has become a “charitable organization” ran by “donations” and faith. An agency of sorts. I would say to them in leadership as Christ Jesus did “He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying…” Come back to your first love. We are the body of Christ! No group of people are more worthy of the name “children of God” than the next. He came for the Jew and Gentile.
If you have opened the door to Christ Jesus then you are His Church. His Holy Spirit will lead and guide you into all truth. Let us not forget that “The truth shall set us free”!
Peace be unto you!