Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV), “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
In these last days, Christians are opposed more and more by the world, the flesh, and the devil. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV), “in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
Today, it is very hard to live a righteous life. Believers need to meet together to study, to sing, to praise God, and to encourage and support each other.
However, finding a good church is difficult. The Lord Jesus never set up a formal church system. He never said a person should go to college to become a minister. In fact, He said groups of believers should not have formal, educated teachers and priests. Matthew 23:8-10 (ESV), “But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ.” Instead Jesus taught us to recognize He is the head of the church and we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. We are equals. We look to God for instruction in the Bible.
If you don’t like the church you are attending, try to find a different one. Many times there are small groups of believers who meet in each others’ homes. It’s called a home-church. They don’t have a paid ministry with ordained ministers, but they elect mature Christians to be elders and to lead their Bible studies. They are more like the early church in the New Testament.
Or perhaps you might like to form your own home-church. Do you have a group of Christian friends who would like to study and to worship together? You may enjoy studying the booklet, God's Grand Plan of the Ages. Studies cover subjects such as "Why God Permits Evil," Epochs of Time in God's Plan," "God's Judgment Day," "Ransom, Restitution and Resurrection," and a chapter explaining the details of the "Chart of the Ages."
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