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Can we consider coming to this blog as "assembly" ourselfs together?

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...this blog could have anyone on it..some remarks dont even have a christian ring to them,some of it is gibberish ....---richard on 7/28/10


Yeah, you are correct,but when you "meat" with your "skin on" christians in church, there with you are the same/similar characters you note above.
These letters you read/follow from 2000 years ago are blogs to one christian to another. There is no "skin on" our Bible.

Christ waded through the gibberish. His parables were for those they were for. He was searching for what he was sent to search for. Matt 15:24. Heb 8:8-10.
Find these. There are at least a couple here.
---Trav on 7/29/10


...this blog could have anyone on it..some remarks dont even have a christian ring to them,some of it is gibberish and I am sure the moderator would agree that he can hardly pastor any of the contributers..no the purpose of computers is not to replace church or people contact...we need "jesus with the skin on!"
---richard on 7/28/10


Can we consider coming to this blog as "assembly" ourselfs together?....blog question:


The blog responses are a window into other peoples Biblical understanding/misunderstanding and doctrines they believe and live. What I know is that some, that will never post will cross check scripture given as witness to what is posted. They may get the truth that they would not find at church or out of church.
What I find here is what is found in the world. Most people are taught to go against the prophets preceding Christ. This is changing though. Truth is found by those sheep that seek for it.
Psalm 85:10
Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
---Trav on 7/27/10


Blogs are a tool for exchange of Ideas only weather religious or secular in nature and they are certainly no substitute for a Corporate Worship experience. For that matter neither are Radio or TV broadcast of church services as there is no facility for feedback from the receiver to the transmitter which is essential in Corporate Worship. Corporate Worship is a full duplex experience not simplex.
---Friendly_Blogger on 7/26/10


I believe we can assemble together via internet in spirit. We should fellowship with people in person where possible and where their doctrines and actions are not anti-Christ. That said, we should most importantly be led by the Holy Spirit in these things.
---chria4685 on 7/24/10




To my understanding,
together-means worshipping in an agreement.

If we can find an agreement and Worship God in it...wouldn't that be nice?

Phil 2

If[there] be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind. [Let] nothing [be done] thought strife or vainglory,but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves...
---char on 7/17/10


No, mima, we can't.

We can't even consider this the "assembling of ourselves together."

That "assembly" was SPECIFICALLY what made up the Church.

This does not accomplish that.
---Cluny on 6/24/10


NO....If you are not coming together with Jesus, you ought not be on here.
---catherine on 6/23/10


125 words are not enough to express oneself fully. We cannot meet material needs, barely address spiritual ones. We cannot worship corporately, fellowship or share teaching and preaching that is mutually uplifting. There is no counseling (just varied opinions) As a witness, it is a hodgepodge of traditions and doctrines, more likely to confuse than enlighten...But it's a GREAT learning opportunity for all who will dig into their Bibles. And it is a real-life chance to practice patience and forgiveness. ---Donna66 on 6/22/10

Worth repeating.
---aka.joseph on 6/23/10
repeated
---FRANCIS on 6/23/10


125 words are not enough to express oneself fully. We cannot meet material needs, barely address spiritual ones. We cannot worship corporately, fellowship or share teaching and preaching that is mutually uplifting. There is no counseling (just varied opinions) As a witness, it is a hodgepodge of traditions and doctrines, more likely to confuse than enlighten...But it's a GREAT learning opportunity for all who will dig into their Bibles. And it is a real-life chance to practice patience and forgiveness. ---Donna66 on 6/22/10

Worth repeating.
---aka.joseph on 6/23/10




Yes Mima, this is an assembly of the high tech era. Its not tactile and is largely anonymous but electronically it is communication around a particular subject at a particular location.

Its different and so those that believe the world got worse starting with the Microwave oven will conclude its not an assembly but they are wrong. Its a different kind of assembly that should be an addition to the weekly small groups and corporate worship we currently practice.
---larry on 6/22/10


I agree with Donna66. You can never substitute actual presence. Just as none of us would be satisfied apart from the presence of God, we should not be satisfied with anything less than the presence of one another.
---Linda on 6/22/10


No. Nor will it substitute for one.
But my impression is that many who contribute are not active in a church...possibly due to physical disability or isolation. Some bear a grudge against churches due to past experiences.

125 words are not enough to express oneself fully. We cannot meet material needs, barely address spiritual ones. We cannot worship corporately, fellowship or share teaching and preaching that is mutually uplifting. There is no counseling (just varied opinions) As a witness, it is a hodgepodge of traditions and doctrines, more likely to confuse than enlighten.

But it's a GREAT learning opportunity for all who will dig into their Bibles. And it is a real-life chance to practice patience and forgiveness.
---Donna66 on 6/22/10


Only when we are honest with each other, and with ourselves.
---francis on 6/22/10


Do an online KJV bible search for "one another," "each other," and "comfort." Can aperson develop a true relatiosnhip with another person on a blog? Living a christian life is a 24/7 lifestyle, not a once a week pep talk dished out by denominational churches. There is no other way to really communicate than having a one-on-one relationship with people. How can a person develop a true personal relationship with God if they never had a true personal relatiosnhip with other poeple?
---Steveng on 6/22/10


I don't think so.
Most on here Are of the Man-made trin - relig - org's churches beginning with the rcc. These people produce & says thing to tickles peoples hearing for what they want to hear because of here 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15.

I do Not say or do such to tickle peoples hearing for what they want to hear because of here, 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15 & the Man - made trin - relig - org's churches are Not worth loosing my soul over.
---Lawrence on 6/22/10


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Excellent Jack. I don't know the walk of people I have never met personally, no matter how much they talk.
---Linda on 5/25/07


In a way it could be considered an assembly but does not take the place of our church time. I consider this blog as a witnessing tool for the Lord. I am glad for this opportunity. Only your imagination hinders you. I love the blog.
---Robyn on 5/25/07


Can blogs visit the sick and imprisoned?

Can blogs baptize?

Can blogs offer the Lord's Supper?

Can blogs ordain?

Can blogs anoint the sick?

The answer to all of these questions is "No."

Therefore, blogs are not the Biblical "assembling of ourselves together"--that is, the Church. (I said the same thing to a brand-x radio preacher about his wild idea about a "radio church" being a lawful recipient of tithes and offerings.)
---Jack on 5/25/07


NVBarb, I agree. Blogs should not replace church. Neither should TV preachers.
This is a good learning tool/study aid/friendship gathering place. It can be highly addictive, but will not destroy your lungs, liver, kidneys. You have to guard your heart/mind on occasion from offenses.
---Jenny on 5/24/07


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You know what, more and more it almost feels like family. The fussing and arguing too.
---catherine on 5/24/07


Good question Mima! Yes I think we can as long as we are loving and building each other up!

I don't think it should replace the assembling ourselves together at our home churches. God bless sis.
---NVBarbara on 5/24/07


Well said "Unsinkable" Molly. :-) Better to be in God's Ark than to perish on the Clifftanic.
---Leon on 1/12/06


That's why I have said many times, and still say- where we attend church is NOT our decision, it should be GOD'S. There's too much 'looking for a church' going on and not enough 'seeking God about where he wants to plant me to grow and to serve'. And the result, we see here on this blog site: People doing their own thing, making their own rules, boycotting the church because their feathers got ruffled.... Which would all be avoided if we would let GOD rule our lives, and not our own likes and dislikes
---Molly on 1/5/06


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Ulrika ... # 2 But consider this: each of the wrong ideas that you and I have listed (and there are many more) about what you must/must not believe or else, is in the core creed of some church or denomination. And most of them would claim to be bible-based. So attending only a "bible-based" church is not necessarily going to give you the correct truth.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/5/06


Ulrika ... # 1 yes there are a lot of wrong doctrines put forward on these blogs. Others are: "If you do not believe in OSAS you are not saved, if you do not believe in 6x24 hour Creation, you are not saved, if you do not vote republican you are not saved, if you smoke you are not saved ...
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/5/06


Molly, You go girl! I am so glad to see someone get passionate about the need for attending church. I also agree there is allot of unscriptural teaching in these blogs.
---Ulrika on 1/4/06


Some of the answers here are not scriptural.
Examples: Jesus is not God. John 1:1 The letters by Paul in the NT are not God's words. 2Timothy 3:16 God in three persons (Trinity) is not based on scripture. 1John 5:7 Matthew 28:19 If you believe in OSAS, you are not saved.1John 5:13 The RCC is the true church, and other teachings of the RCC. These statements are not true. If you go to a Bible teaching church hopefully you do not hear such false statements.
---Ulrika on 1/4/06


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Is blogging on this site as good as going to a Bible preaching church? This can help us learn, but answers are not always based on scripture. We should look up scripture and make sure the answer is not taken out of context. If I did not already have years of Sunday school, it could be confusing with the different views here. Just one man preaching and everyone reading along in the Bible, helps cut down on the confusion and friction. Church is better for fellowship, worship, and the Lord's supper.
---Ulrika on 1/4/06


Cliff let me help Molly, who really needs no help, answer you. The Scripture you are looking for is in Gen 1:1 through Rev 22:21. There are a lot of things that Gods Word teaches that we cannot spell out in a couple of statements so we use short phrases to explain them. That is what Molly did. Correctly I might add.
---Elder on 1/4/06


Molly, it appears that you are taking a simple question and blowing it way out of proportion with all that you are saying. Yes, there seem to be a few "bad seeds" now and then, (and I'm not talking about the people, just the advice) but I definately would consider "assemblying ourselves together" with quite a few on this site. There are quite a few wise people here. As was said earlier, "where two or more are gathered...". God bless you!
---Melissa on 1/4/06


part 3 It has been my experience that MOST of the people who have your opinion of the absolute uselessness of being a productive part of the local church, do so because they got mad at a Pastor or someone else in the church because they stepped on their toes or something, and they don't want anyone telling them what to do, or correcting them- REBELLION. Do my own thang, be my own boss. And....THAT IS talked about in the word- plenty.
---Molly on 1/4/06


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part 2 Someone that makes the comment that training and corporate worship, as well as a host of other benefits AND OBLIGATIONS OF SERVICE that belonging to a local church has- is not unified or in one mind and one accord with the body of Christ, the church. What makes you think you'll be invited to spend eternity doing all the things you protest doing here on earth? "Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven"- What goes on in Heaven??? Corporate worship and fellowship.
---Molly on 1/4/06


Oh give me a break, you people crack me up! COMMON SENSE would tell you that in this world we live in, we need these things. It amazes me at the things that people use this "show me the scripture" argument to ease their conscience. Every little thing you do in your life that benefits you does not have scripture that tells you to do it.....
---Molly on 1/4/06


Molly; What scriptures say that God set up "training and corporate ministery?"
---1st_cliff on 1/3/06


Yes, that's true, and he is. However, that does not support the belief that it's OK NOT to be a productive part of a local body of believers as long as you 'casually fellowship' with a few other Christians once in awhile. That does not take the place of belonging to the local house of worship, TRAINING, and CORPORATE MINISTRY, that was set up by God.
---Molly on 1/3/06


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Jesus said, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the middle of them." Matthew 18:20.
---Eloy on 1/3/06


part 2: There are more scriptures than "forsake not" that support this. Hebrews 13:17 for example: "Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you." and James 5:14 "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" -just to name a few
---Molly on 1/3/06


It's only a form of fellowship. It is NOT what the word of God meant about assembling ourselves together. There's a lot of unscriptural "teaching" on on this blog site, and if one is not grounded in the word, it can be quite confusing. It is God who set undershepherds up to teach, instruct, protect, lead, encourage, and sometimes even correct the sheep. If we refuse to have such an individual "over us in the Lord" (1 Thes 5:12) we are not in line with God's word.
---Molly on 1/3/06


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