It is good to assemble with other Christians when they meet together, even if that is on Sunday. That is never in question. So you do as Jesus was accustomed? You go into a Jewish synagogue on the Sabbath to worship God and think everyone else needs to do so? Don't try to equate that to your Sunday worship at a Baptist Church as there is no real comparison. The two are entirely different. You can attempt to align the underlying principles but as soon as you change the custom one iota then it is no longer doing as he did.
I am showing the practice of being a imitator of Jesus... His love and zeal for the Fathers house before
His death and after has moved into the body of the individual with the New Covenant statement of not forsaking
the assembling of yourselves together... the real question is why
a professing believer would promote the ignoring of God's clear and distinct Scripture...
or do you believe our liberty is to do or not do according to our whims?Heb 10:23-25
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking theassembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and somuch the more as you see the Day approaching.
in other countries they do it at risk of their lives! I believe that alone should shut the mouths of the
ungrateful that they can do it freely! Perhaps for a football game or extra sleep or... thus these who risk
lives to do so shall become our judges as to the value of assembling together!
Yes, it good to do as God says, but you should first make sure that it is what God has said before you judge others for not adhering to what you prescribe as the commandments of the Lord. 'If', yes the 'if' is important here. If I were to tell you to do something that is in direct opposition to what God has said we should do, then you ought to listen to God. But it was never the case. I think you may have imagined that I was saying something that I was not.
Then why the negative response when suggested to attend the assembly of God's children that
would bring him under the body of Christ worshiping God in Spirit and Truth?
I have a couple of direct questions to you and I would appreciate a direct answer if you will.
Do you believe that a person 'must' attend Sunday worship at an established church to be a Christian?
I believe that when I look inside my life and see something that is there that His Word should not be...
that portion of me I must reckon as dead and carnal- totally unusable for God Who owns me!
It's not rocket science Gary the epistles of John clearly indicate we determine the Love of God
within us by the obedience to His Word and if the obedience is not there and we want to be filled
with His Love then we deny ourselves in the disobedience and reckon that to be dead and live
unto the obedience allowing His Love to be in it's place...
*** whether I feel like it or not because I am at war with me in this process!***
Do you believe that a person 'must' be attached to a particular local church 'body' to be a Christian?
This is so looking out of the flesh to understand the Spirit... look salvation is a Act of God upon the man drawn by The Father into repentance-> the total everything of man is seen
as worthless dung and there is nothing in and of himself worthy of saving thus God places within His heart the need to be completely New and the miracle of God 'IS' that
man is born of God and sealed by The Holy Spirit of God and is placed into the (Spiritual) body of those like himself! When I enter the gathering of these New Beings of God I am
in my mobile home thanking God for the place I am not yet come to....
Your argument is no longer with me but with His Word! Love, Steven
So you are declaring that the Holy Spirit has without a doubt shown you the exact interpretation of the text and that he is now rejecting God himself by rejecting your view of this scripture?
My 8-12 year old boys can give you the interpretation of this verse!
Here this is the nut shell of all this:
ENCOURAGE IN LOVE
And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together,
as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.
The third mark of a positive response to the gospel is love. The particular expression of love mentioned here is fellowship love. The Jewish readers were having a hard time breaking with the Old Covenant, with the Temple and the sacrifices. They were still holding on to the legalism and ritual and ceremony, the outward things of Judaism. So the writer is telling them that one of the best ways to hold fast to the things of God — the real things of God that are found only in the New Covenant of Jesus Christ — is to be in the fellowship of His people, where they could love and be loved, serve and be served. There is no better place to come all the way to faith in Christ, or to hope continually in Him, than the church, His Body.