"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching" (Heb 10:25)
"as you see the Day approaching " the day that is fast approaching is that of the return of the Christ. We have begun the count down to his return, we are but only years (approximately 10) away and that is why evil forces are at hand to prevent churches from opening or singing and praying out loud during covid 19. It is not for your safety but to prevent you from being close to God and encouraging one another to get through these trying times..
Food For Thought: Disagreement even on minor points of doctrine doesn't have to divide the Church. Finding a place to fellowship can be very difficult for Sabbath Keepers, and unfortunately, most Sabbath Keepers tend to be very intolerant of those who do not understand the scriptures in the exact same way they do. Instead of looking for a congregation where they are in 100% doctrinal agreement, you should look for a place where you can worship, serve and be served unto the Lord, and where there is a true evidence of love for one another.
(Lu 9:49-50) " And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us."
There can and will be variation between individuals beliefs, and that is OK, as long as it does not go against the absolutes of scripture, such as, Saturday being the proper day to worship.
Jesus taught that the true church would be a “little flock” (Luke 12:32), hated by the world (Matthew 10:22), and persecuted (Matthew 10:23). He also taught that only a few would find the way to eternal life (Matthew 7:14; 20:16). Jude indicates that the number of saints was relatively small (Jude 14), while the Paul called the small group a “remnant” (Romans 11:5).
|Church of God Ministries International
Services Times: 11:00 am wst 12:00 am mst 1:00 pm cst 2:00 pm est
|Truth on the Web Ministries
Services Times: 11:45 am Mountain Time
|Church of God Ministry
Services Times: 10:30 am & 2:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
|The Church of God in Peace and Truth
Services Times: 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
|Church of the Eternal God
Services Times: 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
|Church of God, In Truth
Services Times: 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time zone
|Church of God - eim
Services Times: 12:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
|The Church of God (La Iglesia de Dios)
Services Times: 1:00 pm Central Standard Time
|Independent Church of God Seventh Day
Services Times: 1:30 EST Time
There are those that are propagating the narrative that people are going to get a second chance at entering God's kingdom, that it is just not their time yet. But what does the word of God have to say on this matter?