What Is the Church?
It is no coincidence that the Church of God was founded on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). Acts 2:42 describes some major characteristics of the original Church:
1. “Continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine.”
These were the doctrines taught by Jesus Christ, including the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath and holy days.
The early Church was characterized by love and togetherness.
3. “Breaking of Bread.”
This does not describe a religious ceremony, but simply enjoying fellowshipping over meals.
They regularly prayed earnestly for their needs, for repentance from sins, for each other and for the coming of God’s Kingdom.
Throughout the Bible, the Church is called “the Church of God.” To find more about the continuation of the Church founded on Pentecost in A.D. 31, read: “The Church: What Is It?”