Ask the Pastor 10
Why is it important that Christians meet together?
My grandfather was a believer but he did not go to church, he went fishing. He always said that he could worship God just as well sitting by a lake with fishing poles than he could in church. Now, because of the quarantine, we are doing services online, so why not continue? Why bother going back to church, we can just watch online? The answer is first found in the nature of God and how we are created. The Lord God is made up of 3 persons as one God, He is a community within Himself. When God became man in the form of our Lord Jesus, He spoke often with the Father in what is known as prayer. God created mankind to be in community, the first order of business was to be fruitful, multiply and fill up the earth. In the New Testament Church we read, “…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,” (Hebrews 10:25). The Church (believers) are spoken of as one body in Christ, as a building, a temple, a household etc., all terms indicating an intimate community that is together. The Bible teaches that we are to consider one another (Hebrews 10:24); we are to love one another (I John 3:23); we are to be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32) and we are to comfort and edify one another (I Thessalonians 5:11) and on it goes. The point being that to do something for another, we all need to be together and the sooner the better. We do not just go the church, we are the church and we are the church best, when we are together.