Christians have different opinions on the religious significance of church buildings. For some, the building itself is very important because it is a place which has been set apart as the house of God and should be treated with great reverence and respect. Also, as a sign of devotion to God, the building should be produced with materials of good quality and finished to a high standard.
Other Christians believe that God is present in all places and that His presence in church should not be regarded as special or different from His presence in someone’s house. Therefore, it is not important for the building or the furnishings to be of expensive materials.
However, most Christians are likely to agree that: