Saturday Prayer Meeting Essay

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IMPLICATIONS II • A false church is one that does not meet together. • The Saturday night meeting or Wednesday prayer meeting is a church. • A better and more expressive word than ‘church’ would be assembly or congregation. • People cannot speak of being a church if they do not meet together regularly – thus the words of warning in Hebrews 10:25 – forsake not the assembling together because you forsake the koinonia or fellowship and not communicate as KJV in Hebrews 13:16. Christians meeting together constitute a church. I am not condoning error but if you have an opportunity to take the word via preaching, a Bible study, leading young people’s meetings, then GO, even if the Christians are in error. Make sure your theological muscles are strong. A great mission field is the modern day evangelical church. I know people who know they are being dished up a very superficial meal yet they cannot quite put their finger on the problem. You could be the one who touches their spiritual nerves and turns…show more content…
It is certainly not an emphasis upon the universal church and definitely not an emphasis upon the invisible church. Paul says in Ephesians 2:6 – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places. Then later on in Ephesians 5:23-32 – Christ loving the church … Jesus said I will build my church in Matthew 16:18. How do you love and build something that is invisible? I take it that, if the churches at different places are visible, then, when spoken of as the church of God in a collective sense, the church is still visible. NT usage like the church at place X, churches of area Y, Saul persecuted the church all point to a visible church. The notion of a “universal church” came in to bolster unity which was receiving a battering through the apparent (and at times actual) diversities which existed amongst various denominations. Universal church came in and with it came
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