19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having a high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hears sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water;
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our hope without wavering: (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
For those who promote the notion that we are in disobedience to God if we don't join a local church and attend every time the doors are open, Hebrews 10:25 is the verse they point to. I was originally just going to post that one verse, but having taken a closer look, I felt like it was better to include verses 19 through verse 24. I am not so sure I shouldn't have included additional verses, but those who wish to are free to do so, and I might do so myself?
My purpose isn't to argue for or against the need to join a church and attend every service. What I am looking for is opinions as to what you believe this passage means? Does it speak to you of church attendance? Does it speak to you of fellowship with other Christians? Does it speak to you of a traditional church service, or can it include fellowship meals, strategy sessions to plan evangelistic crusades, etc.? Does it speak to you of being part of places like Worthy Christian Forums? Is that assembling with other Christians in obedience to this passage? This has been an area of contention for sometime in the church world, so I am hoping a meeting of the minds might lead to some resolution to this important question?