Many these days are choosing to meet in private homes, in ad hoc churches rather than meet in organized, institutional churches that own property. In truth, there is much that is wrong with the institutional church of today! In addition, it is true that in places in the world where the church faces stiff persecution (like in China and behind the Islamic Curtain) many believers of necessity meet in house churches. In the US, however, folk may meet in house churches for different reasons--some to escape the oversight of elders and confessional accountability. Stephen Hamilton, a Free Presbyterian Pastor, examines house churches in his message, "House Churches: Are They Scriptural?", and he raises some interesting objections to the practice of some who are fleeing conventional churches.
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