Summary: House Church Of Early Christianity

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Forced out of their synagogues for several doctrinal disagreements, early Christians, who were predominately Jewish, began gathering in the only place they could for worship, each others homes. Although the exclusion from temple worship was meant to bring the new sect of Judaism known as Christianity to an end, the first century house church became an incubator for the infant faith. Communion being such an essential aspect of early Christian worship, breaking bread together was primarily their reason for gathering. Paired with the significance of the Eucharist, the novel belief that God’s salvation was available to anyone provided an opportunity for the most scandalous and important practice pertaining to the house church of early Christians.

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