House Church Talk - Re: Fluid Church

Bruce Woodford bwood4d at
Sun Mar 21 21:19:47 EST 2004

Dear brothers and sisters,

I have not read the "Fluid Church", but can those of you who have tell us 
what scriptural basis the author presents for his view? Does his concept of 
the "fluid church" come from a solid scriptural foundation ? BTW, who is the 
author and publisher?

In scripture the church is spoken of as  God's building,  God's husbandry or 
plowed field, God's habitation or house, the temple of God, a body etc.  
Each of these scriptural pictures are very instructive relative to the 
nature of and  God's purposes for the church.

On the other hand scripture speaks of water as being unstable. Jacob 
prophesied concerning his eldest son Reuben, "Unstable as water thou shalt 
not excel..."  Gen.49:4

So my question is this: Is the description of the church as "fluid" a true 
and accurate description of a church in someone's house, the church of God 
in a city, or the church which is Christ's body in the world? If it is, what 
lessons can we learn from that picture which will help us to function  as 
God intends for His church?

If  the concept that the author portrays of a "fluid church" is NOT a true 
representation of God's idea and intention for His church, what false ideas 
relative to the church are being introduced by the book by that name?

Your brother in Christ,

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