Bible Questions and Answers

Browse all the questions that have been asked at and see their answers, read the most recent questions and answers, or have a look at some prepared questions and answers on key Bible themes.

The Bible doesn’t say that we should ‘go to church’.

Those who believe the gospel and are baptised into Christ are instructed to meet often to share bead and wine in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice.

Paul writes:

1 Corinthians 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

When we meet to share bread and wine we must take the opportunity to examine ourselves to see whether we are living a life worthy of his sacrifice.

The early believers found it convenient to meet on the first day of the week (Sunday) and this became the tradition.

Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

In the New Testament, the word translated church is not a building, it means a congregation.

It the first century the church (congregation) met in people’s houses.

Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church (congregation) that is in their house…

1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church (congregation) that is in their house.

Believers are therefore to meet often to break bread and drink wine in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice, but they do not have to go to a building called a church to do it. It can be done anywhere that believers find it convenient to meet.

I hope you find this helpful.

God bless,