We interrupt the regularly scheduled broadcast of our regular Elijah post for this thought!
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:30
That, right there, is one of the most misapplied verses in all of Scripture. Only, “Judge not,” likely get turned around to mean something it doesn’t really mean more often. Almost without fail it is used to give credibility to some person’s desire to avoid serving with a local body of believers. As in, “I don’t need a church, because where two or three…blah, blah, blah.” I actually had a guy tell me once that he, his dog and the trees in the woods he liked to go to constituted the necessary two or three.
The point here is not to defend the many good reasons we ought to all gather…
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