My Thoughts. . .

Thursday, 05/07/2020

What is the address of your church building?  You don’t have an address?  Why is that?  What?  You do not have a building?  Oh, you must have a small group and cannot afford a church building?  No?  That is not the reason?  How many members do you have?  8,000 without counting the women or small children!?  Where do you go to worship God?  What do you mean you don’t have to go to any specific location to worship?  Don’t you worship God?  Oh, you do?  Where is that?  What do you mean, everywhere?  Yes, I know God is omnipresent, but doesn’t He dwell in a special place?  So, where is it?  In YOU?  What do you mean, He dwells in YOU?  Are YOU special?  Oh, one of the apostles said you and other believers were special?  What did Paul write?

I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).

So, you believe offering your “spiritual worship” is not restricted to one hour on Sunday morning in a specific location?  You believe you are to “present your” body “as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God twenty-four hours each day, seven days a week”?

You believe you are to worship twenty-four/seven everywhere since God is living or dwelling in you?  Why do you believe that?  Is it because of what Paul told the Corinthians?

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).

Don’t you know that a lot of believers don’t agree with you?  You do know that?  Then you know that they believe the only time one worships “in spirit and in truth” is on Sunday?  They think that when the group meets at the church building, that this is where they are in the presence of God to worship Him?  They believe there are certain actions that are described as “worship” by writers of the New Testament, and those are done in that location?  What?  Yes, those actions are described as worship and they are performed by those Christians on Sunday.  Where?  I cannot recall now, but I guarantee you they are in the New Testament.  I am sure it is in the book of Acts.  You have not read that?  Well, I suggest you read your Bible more closely.  What are those acts of worship?  Everyone knows that they are singing, praying, preaching, giving, and communion.  Two of those are to be done on Sunday only, which are giving and communion.  What?  You want me to produce book, chapter, and verse citation for my statements?  Those passages are written in my heart.  I think you need to read your Bible better in order for us to have a better discussion of what the Bible teaches!  Worship God twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week?  That is ridiculous!