The Bible paints a clear picture of end times worship.
And it is not a pretty one for the believer.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast…And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
A great many will agree we are living in the end times, yet many have a hard time believing what the Bible says about worship during the end times.
A popular complaint seems to be “I can’t find a good church.”
Another way of putting that might be:
“Where does one go for fellowship if one avoids the pagan temples called churches?”
“and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
“Fellowship with the Father and with his Son,” means our being members of that religious community, of which the Father and the Son are the heads; and our sharing in all the benefits which the members of that community derive from the Father and the Son, on account of their relation to them as devout adherents and worshippers.”
–British Family Bible notes
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Assembling Ourselves Together: The Lack of Fellowship in the Churches
The “assembling of ourselves together” is one of the challenges of the end times.
Believers assemble whenever and wherever possible.
However, fellowship is always with Jesus Christ.
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19
The Gospel is Hidden to Those who are Lost
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 5, 2016.]
- Fellowship Among Apostasy
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- Assembling Together, Fellowship and the Apostate Church
- Going to Church: Celebrating Tradition, Rituals and Empty Worship
- Workers of Iniquity: Always Looking Over their Shoulders
- End Times Survival, End Times Preparation
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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