Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Readings around Blogdom

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the blogs linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the posts linked.

Are We Required to Attend Church on Sunday?
Editorial On Abusing Matthew 18
Speaking of Preaching...
The return to religion
The United States Eugenics Movement: Outrage and What We Can Learn


Unknown said...

In my spirit, I believe God would like us to devote ourselves to Him enough to give Him that one day a week in corporate worship. But if you have to be bound by the traditions that have overtaken the church today, then that's not worship. "Not by might, but by My Spirit." and "God is a Spirit and He must be worshiped in Spirit." Where my butt is on a Sunday has nothing to do with worshiping my God. Does it help to be plugged into the body? ABSOLUTELY. But even the children of Israel only went to church "seeking God." Jesus' every word after healing was, "Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole." Not one time did He say, "Get into a good Bible-teaching church." King Solomon's proverbs never mention church meetings once. King David's Psalms sing praises to God for the life that God blesses. Not once does David mention the joy of his church meetings. The truth has been lost.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Hi, Kelline. Welcome to the "Seeking the Old Paths" blog. Thanks for stopping by and posting. I appreciate your thoughts, which I believe are related to Michael Horton's Are We Required to Attend Church on Sunday?. I don't agree with everything he said, but I was hoping his thoughts would provoke thought and conversation. Some people approach church attendance in a very legalistic way, while at the other end of the spectrum some approach it in a very nonchalant way. Despite all the woes of modern churches, getting together as God's people is a part of the one anothering patterned in the New Testament.

"We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows,
A sympathizing tear." - John Fawcett

R. L. Vaughn said...

Some verses that teach and encourage the getting together of God's people. (Quoted from the King James Bible)

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Acts 12:12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.
Acts 20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Hebrews 10:25 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.