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How does church buildings reflect belief?

Apart from being a religious symbol, church buildings have a unique structure that brings peace to the mind and a big cathedral brings out the shape of the crucifixion of Christ.

Their sharp edges that directed to heaven factor the body of Christ, His Kingdom, formed with the association of all the faithful, and the community of devotions. Churches are actually called a “house in the likeness of heaven”, and the church feels to be the place of God. 

They also work as an identity for many communities that cherish them as a valuable source of that particular region. To be apparent after some point of time, the church has become a political authority that controlled common people, that a church nowadays has those specific followings and aspects of the earlier classical eras.

But still, churches are mainly to preach God and they contain many details that build up a belief in peoples’ hearts. One set of people prefer going to huge and well-designed classic church buildings since they seem to be providing a spiritual atmosphere.

Whereas other sets of people believe that spending money on the building is a luxury. Each division of Christianity has a different belief that reflects on their church buildings. Protestant or Catholic churches have architectural values and monumental designs.

There are also plain church buildings that are called Gospel Halls. These churches depict focus more on god rather than am attractive infrastructures. These plain churches are also called non-denominational bible churches.

There is no organization over them and anyone can start it. these churches are widely variant but, still they share a very similar characteristic. Most bible churches work with salvation theology. Unlike the evangelist churches, the ancient cathedral type of buildings requires many years to be built, they have a strong structure based on the rock.

They believe that the sharp and tall towers indicate they are connected to the heavens. They are wide and spacy which let natural lights coming in believed to enhance the holy atmosphere inside the church. Also, has a reference of historical context and earlier period.

Even in the old testament, it took Solomon twenty years to build the remarkable temple that had melted gold instead of concrete. The main idea of the church is to makes people understand that connecting write this church is connecting with God.

Evangelical churches are more about the people gather and worship. These buildings are made with many tiny details that say something specific about god. Especially the oldest living churches contains so many historical events, may have a little contrast to the other progressive churches. The atmosphere and architecture of the church would inspire the visitors to adopt the practices of the church.

There is a reason that different churches have different looks because they have different ideas about god. So, they carefully construct and craft the building to highlight their concept about faith. Church buildings have their own peculiarities to represent their belief.