Yet even without specific commands, the cathedrals in Europe and beautiful church buildings all over the world manifest that man has placed high standards on his place of worship. The use of marble, gold and silver, along with intricate stained glass windows attest to it. In addition, the architectural grandeur, and massive nature of many of the structures dedicated to worship rival those of the capitals of most countries in the world.
Since there are no commands from God to build them, and no examples of the early church having a building, it is fair to ask why so much money contributed to the Lord is allocated to them. Since they are traditions of men, we won’t find answers in the Bible, so we have to consider it from a human perspective. First and foremost, as an act of respect and reverence to God, they are designed to reflect man's love and devotion to God. Second, they are made to create awe and spirituality among those who attend. I remember my mother comparing our modest church building with the glorious Episcopal Church buildings in England where she grew up. She did not think she could be as reverent in her worship in such a place. Third, over time, there is the need to follow the example of tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.