“Any church I attend must meet my standards. The building must be beautiful, and I won’t accept anything less!”
Wow, it’s hard to believe there are people who feel that way.
In Matt 5.1-2, we read of Christ making use of a mountain as the backdrop for his teaching of the people. In Luke 9.12, we read of Jesus using a remote wooded area as a place to teach a large gathering of people. In Matt 3.1-3, and Matt 11.7-8, we read of John the Baptist, a great preacher using the woods as the place for people to gather to hear the word of the Lord.
In the places mentioned, we know there were problems with the heat of the sun or rainy chilly weather. There were concerns about sitting on dirty hard surfaces, snakes, ticks, mosquitoes and other outside challenges. Yet these people came. They came because they had concern for the truth and not the place.
I wish our building critics would consider these things next time they complain about a meeting location that has running water, bathroom, ac, a roof over people heads. etc.