It hurts my heart to see the lack of unity in the Body of Christ today here in Canada. It is so sad. Before the religious institutions were allowed to run but only according to Caesars rules. That was when the used to beat us over the heads with a verse that was taken so out of context
“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.”
This was written to the Jews when it was dangerous to become a Christian, before the Roman government made it into a “legal: religion. (for the state_……._)
But then when the state had it. Even the Roman Catholic oppression and later the Protestant oppresive rules used this to force people into churches run by the state. Whether it was Rome, France, England or Amerika.
Now that the goverments are showing their true colors we see that they are anti Christ and anti church.
Now we see the global governments conspiring together so that it is a priviledge and an illegal on now for the brothers to assemble together. And I do not inlcude zoom or facebook to be assembling at all. How can we assemble on the devils playground and anti social media? We need to eat meals together and kiss each other like they did in the First Century church did before Constantine made Christianity one without Christ.
I was saddened to see the assembly of the church I was trying to support had succumbed to the fear of covid and closed. Literally forsaking the assembly due to covid persecution.
Back when this verse was written in the times of Hebrews, it was people like you and me that would not forsake the assembly of the brothers but be persecuted for doing it.
SO this sunday i went the second of two churches in my town. THis one still had a gathering of believers. And the pastor said we have no covid in this church.
and here we had another group of about twenty saints. The other assembly of God church had about that many too. But no they are only on line and even the Easter sermon is on line. That breaks Gods heart!
And what else is worse is that in these times of covid persecution we should be like minded and of one spirit in Christ. We are one body and where it the unity today?
One brother asked if the other church was closed. They did not even know. We are so precious in these times we need to band together and not be comparing covid case in our sister assemblies.
This is what denomination has caused. No denomination is of God God gave us peace and unity in One Body of Christ. and we should never forsake the assembling of it for any reason!
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: