Jesus declared to Peter: “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matthew 16:18).
That’s a guarantee from the Son of God. In fact, the church is the only institution that Christ promises to build. Not nation-states, not political parties, not para-church Christian ministries—just the church.
The word “church” can be defined a few ways:
- The building you drive by down the street where people gather to worship