By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler
In this column I want to merely touch upon “The Purpose” of the church building and our bodies and how we’re to treat them. Please note that I said merely touch upon because I certainly cannot exhaust all that I would want to share with you in just one short newspaper column. What’s “The Purpose” of the physical church building, facility, structure or edifice, and why have I chosen to address this issue at this time you might ask? Well, have you taken notice of the stuff that goes on in some of our churches today and how some folk dress for church services, or perhaps it would be better stated if I said don’t dress? It has become downright ridiculous how that so many people today don’t love God enough to fear, respect, and honor him and his house as we should. The church edifice and its sacred sanctuary are dedicated to a holy God for the purpose of rendering holy worship services unto him and for fellowshipping with others of similar or like faith and beliefs. And that’s just my short version of what the church is for. The bottom line is that God is to be worshipped, revered and reverenced there.