I thought I'd post in this community in an attempt to wake it up. It would be nice if we had an active community on LJ for Christians in Australia where we could encourage each other and talk about our faith.
So I'll start by asking a question about church. I heard it said that "the Bible says absolutely nothing about what we in the 21st century call 'church'" and that "hanging out with other christians is church".
Do you agree with this? Is just hanging out with other Christians, "church"? Do we as Christians have to go to an institutional church (i.e. Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Uniting Church, etc etc) every Sunday (and sing a bunch of contemporary Christian music songs) in order to be going to "church"? What does the Bible say about this?
I'd love to hear what you think on this.