tom-turowskiCarefully read Hebrews 10:23-32. The Christian must remain faithful to God and “hold fast … without wavering.” In becoming a Christian, we confessed our belief in Christ as the Son of God and were baptized into Him and started our new life (Rom 6:3-4). The tragedy in the church today is that so many begin with enthusiasm, but they did not “hold fast” (Col 1:23). It is important to “continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers” (Acts 2:42). Attend constantly. Be devoted. If we do not continue faithfully, our religion is make-believe and hollow mockery (Rev 2:10). We must be faithful and trustworthy until death (Mt 25:21).

There is no blur or question in this language: “Do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.” This is clear in all versions and translations. Example in N.E.B.: “Not staying away from our meetings,” or from the I.E.B: “Do not quit meeting together, as some people are in the habit of doing.” Some quit because they have lost interest. Some are engaged in business. This is serious, for it is “trampling the Son of God underfoot” and counting Christ’s “blood a common thing” and has “insulted the Spirit” (Heb 10:29). The result is a “fearful expectation of judgment” (vs 26-29).

Tom is a truck driver from Florida (picture above). He parked his rig, found the church of Christ on his GPS and walked 3 miles to it Sunday. If there is a will, God provides a way.

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