I’m not disagreeing with many people’s assertion that meeting at a particular place, at a particular time is beneficial to some. I’m just stating that it is not NECESSARY to meet at a particular place at a particular time.
When the scripture stated “forsake not” it didn’t state where, how many nor how long such a gathering should take place.
We have tacked on traditions of men to the Word of God. If we read a few verses before the coveted Heb. 10:25, we’ll uncover the REASON for such assembly.
Vs. 24 “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”
Vs. 25 “exhorting one another:”
As well as praying for ONE ANOTHER.
Heb. 10:25 has to do with public as well as private worship. As a matter of fact, some didn’t participate in the public worship because of the persecution of the body of Christ that was taking place at that time.
Jesus went to Temple to fulfill the law and to fulfill prophesy. He went there to declare the coming Kingdom (spiritual) and to chastise the sin & error of the priests & those that made Temple into a business. I believe if Jesus were to appear on the scene today, He would continue to turn over the tables of the money changers and those that abandoned His “house of prayer” in favor of a “den of theves.”
I would love to see an “each other” type of gathering. A place where we can exhort EACH OTHER. Pray for EACH OTHER. Provoke EACH OTHER for good works. Instead, we have a CONCERT held by professionals. We look for an “Experience” instead of the Spirit. We look at the back of people’s heads and say that we are fellow-shipping with each other. We let a few “do ministry” when we are ALL priests.
when was the last time someone had the nerve to speak at a “worship service” that wasn’t on the “program?”
There is no freedom.
Everything is a “program.