There are cults on television and on the internet. But is it proper to stay home to watch a worship?
What is the church?
The church is all the people of the world who put their faith in Jesus Christ, in other words, the body of Christ.
Christians are taught to gather regularly (Heb. 10:25) and many Christians gather in ecclesiastical buildings (local churches).
But if there is no local church near us, do not worry. We can assemble in a house church, in a secret meeting place, or in a public place where we can be in communion with other Christians. What is important is the assembly with other Christians to learn, to be in communion and to work together to teach others about God.
Divide to Rule: An Enemy’s Strategy
It is not easy to defeat a group of people because unity is strength.
But if you divide the group, it’s easy to defeat it.
The Bible talks about the benefits of being with another person instead of being alone. « Two are better than one, because they get a good salary from their work, because if they fall, the one raises his companion, but woe to the one who is alone and who falls, without having a second to raise him up! » (Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10)
Being Christians, we have an enemy who wants to divide us. « Be sober, watch. » Your adversary, the devil, roams like a roaring lion, seeking who he will devour. » (1 Peter 5: 8)
Satan tries to separate us from other believers because he knows we are weaker when we are alone.
When we are part of a group, we can support each other, hold each other accountable, and pray for each other.
Satan can not take one of us by dragging us into the desert of ungodliness, doubt or despair.
United in Love:
Jesus prayed that we be united (John 17: 9-11). He tells us, « Love one another. » (John 13:34) and « Build one another up. » (1 Thessalonians 5:11) We can do all this and so much more when we will be united with other believers in an assembly.
Lord our God, help us to choose a church in which we can easily flourish spiritually.
It is in the precious name of Jesus Christ that we pray.
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