Ritual on Sundays

Do we in the church use the phrase “authorized it in the scriptures” to bind what God did not bind?  To bind our opinions of scripture on others?

 

God has always been very clear as to the things that were of importance to Him that we as His children were to do.  For example God was very clear about what He wanted in connection with:  baptism, the Lord’s Supper, encouraging each other to LOVE and to do GOOD deeds and help those less fortunate.

 

If God is not as concerned about the clothing we wear, the shoes we wear, what time we show up, how often we show up at a service; once, twice, three times a week, nor is He as concerned about our opinions as much as we are, nor is He as concerned about musical instruments in worship as we are.  So why are we so concerned? 

 

Some people will invoke the story of Nadab and Abihu who added the wrong fire to the offering God commanded as an example that we today must be ridged in our application to the New Testament written thoughts and unwritten thoughts.  But we fail to consider that we do not have the same type of rules today as they had.  The rules that applied to Nadab and Abihu do not apply to us today because God has not set down direct, clear and precise rules and laws on how to do things in worship as He did with them.  They violated the precise, direct and clear authorized will of God.  Because God is not rigidly clear in the New Testament about ritual things is another indication that He is more concerned with our motives and love then He is with our play time rituals on Sunday. 

 

God is also not as concerned about the window dressing rituals of worship in the church today as we are.  If He was then He would have been very direct and clear about it in the New Testament scriptures as He was in the Old Testament scriptures.  God has not chained us today with precise, direct and clear authorized law, rules and conditions.

 

God wants us to worship Him in our HEARTS daily not in our Ritual on Sundays.

 

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One thought on “Ritual on Sundays

  1. I was asked ‘who is this “we in the church” of which you speak?”

    My question does not just apply to “some” elder or “some” preacher somewhere in the isolated past.

    My question is talking about the universal church for which Christ shed his blood, as a whole, that did not understand His prayer in the Garden.

    My question applies to the 100’s of reasons we in the universal church for which Christ shed his blood, as a whole, find for withdrawing from their own brothers and sisters.

    My question applies to all people in the universal church for which Christ shed his blood, as a whole, that think they have the “one true” understanding of scripture and refuse to hear what other people think the same scripture means.

    My question has everything to do with binding authority on others that God never bound. This action from the people in the universal church for which Christ shed his blood, as a whole, is adding to the scriptures just as much as the people that went to sing with instruments.

    My question applies to all people who try and bind the Old Testament onto New Testament Christians like Paul wrote about in Galatians.

    Oh and I see the “Church of Christ” today; divided over more then 150 opinions and still dividing and not healing. And to me this is so sad. The one sin I do not want next to my name in the book of life is that I helped rip the universal church for which Christ shed his blood apart over opinions.

    I hope this makes the “we” I am talking about much clearer.

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