May The Church Build A Kitchen?

Yes.

First, everything we do must be authorized by the Scriptures (Colossians 3:17). In the first century A.D., Christians usually met in another Christian's home for the worship assembly and/or for a meal (Acts 2:46; 20:8-11; Acts 14:12; Romans 16:5; Colossians 4:15). Early Christians ate in their homes (1 Corinthians 11:22); therefore, they were authorized to have a place in their homes designated for cooking (a kitchen), whether it be for a meal with their family or a “fellowship”/agape meal with the church (2 Peter 2:13; Jude 1:12). Since it is the case that all individual Christians are authorized to have a kitchen in their home and/or in a place of religious gathering for a meal; therefore, the church as a whole may have a kitchen built and used by Christians in order to prepare and share meals.

Second, the church ought to be practicing benevolence. There is the benevolent need of giving food to those who have nothing (Matthew 25:31–46; Galatians 6:10). There is the benevolent need of giving food to those who are in prison (Matthew 25:31–46). There are several ways to expedite this command. One way is to have a kitchen where meals can be served for the poor. The church is authorized to build and utilize pantry storages as well as kitchens to prepare, store and distribute to the poor.

Third, the church ought to be partaking of the Lord's Supper on the first day of the week (Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:17–34; 16:1,2). There are several ways in which Christians can expedite this command. There can be a refrigerator that can be bought to help cool the grape juice week after week. The unleavened bread can be kept in storage in a cupboard that is found in a kitchen; etc.



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