Biblical Defense of Attending Church


#1

I have a co worker that is Christian and reads the bible but feels it is not necessary to attend Church. Can anyone provide some scipture that supports attending church. Thanks!


#2

[quote=Michael C]I have a co worker that is Christian and reads the bible but feels it is not necessary to attend Church. Can anyone provide some scipture that supports attending church. Thanks!
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www.scripturecatholic.com/sunday_worship.html


#3

See also Heb 10:24-25:

. . . let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Here, “the Day” refers to the Lord’s Day, which is clear if you go back to the beginning of chapter 9, where Paul discusses forms of worship.


#4

[quote=mercygate]See also Heb 10:24-25:

. . . let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Here, “the Day” refers to the Lord’s Day, which is clear if you go back to the beginning of chapter 9, where Paul discusses forms of worship.
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Contextually, Mercygate, don’t you think Paul is speaking of the Lord coming again in glory?


#5

[quote=JKirkLVNV]Contextually, Mercygate, don’t you think Paul is speaking of the Lord coming again in glory?
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Read those two chapters very carefully; as is often the case, it is a “both-and” situation; we would not have authentic Christian worship without the Cross and the second coming. I especially refer to the term “covenant blood.” Yes: this is the Blood of the Cross. But then, why would the term “ordinary” or “profane” (depending on the translation) be used here – especially since Jesus uses the word “covenant” only once in his entire ministry – at the Last Supper for the “cup of the new and everlasting covenant.” The whole book of Hebrews is about priesthood and worship.

Just put on your “liturgy” glasses and re-read the whole book. It slams together with a conclusive “thunk!” The point is that our liturgy participates in a very real way in all the metaphysical issues – like the second coming – mentioned here.


#6

Jesus attended Temple, should we not follow his example?

expect, your coworker to argue that one is not experencing fellowship at church. Ask, him if he had the power to change church how would he change church? point out that he can not gain that inroad, power outside the system of church.


#7

How dynamic should a church be?
How open to change?
How open to reformation?
How stable, unchanging?

define boundries.


#8

[quote=mercygate]Read those two chapters very carefully; as is often the case, it is a “both-and” situation; we would not have authentic Christian worship without the Cross and the second coming. I especially refer to the term “covenant blood.” Yes: this is the Blood of the Cross. But then, why would the term “ordinary” or “profane” (depending on the translation) be used here – especially since Jesus uses the word “covenant” only once in his entire ministry – at the Last Supper for the “cup of the new and everlasting covenant.” The whole book of Hebrews is about priesthood and worship.

Just put on your “liturgy” glasses and re-read the whole book. It slams together with a conclusive “thunk!” The point is that our liturgy participates in a very real way in all the metaphysical issues – like the second coming – mentioned here.
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Hmmm, I hadn’t thought about it like that. Thanks!!!


#9

what was Jesus’ first lesson to us…

where else should He be, but in his Father’s house,
about his Father’s business…

so, if you really want to find Jesus, you look in
his house…

:slight_smile:


#10

Keep the Commandments:

#3: Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.


#11

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