Each time a church adopts a new idea or one contrary to common beliefs, some people accept it others don't. That splits the church.
Imagine you walked into a Baptist church and presented everything shown here and asked them to attend on the Sabbath. Some strong followers of scripture would feel convicted to change. Others would reject the idea of any kind of change. But even worse, those elders that know and should do something about it know this would split the church down the middle. They see it as "it's okay to be in error on this little point, so long as we keep the church together." Basically, it's like saying let's all be wrong and stick through it together than have some of us attend one day, and the others of us another. It was this latter attitude that made me leave my own Baptist church. I was seeking truth and was willing to sacrifice for it. If people were not going to accept the truth, or even worse accept it but not follow it, I didn't want it.
The Sabbath is the last of the neglected truths to be reinstated.
What are the major reasons for people not moving toward 'the light?'
o I go to my church because my parents did. o I was brought up in this church. o The people in this church are like family to me. o I like the building.
...are these good reasons? The Bible says in 1 PETER 3:15 we should be able to give a SANCTIFIED REASON.
God expects us to grow and learn; when we learn something new, we should prove it and apply it. Which is more pleasing to God, getting closer to him, or staying for the wrong reasons?
I was friends with almost everyone in my old church. The building was great, we had a gym and kitchens, I was allowed to dink with the organ, it had strong youth programs, it could hold thousands of people, it did TV broadcasts from time to time, I knew the pastor personally, my parents went there and brought me up there. But once I learned the truth, I moved to a small church of about 70 people with only two floors. My father doesn't like the idea, and my mother is now attending with me when she's able. I gave up a lot, but in all honesty I've gained more understanding, peace, and I'm an important part of the church and often am a part of the service, rather than just attending. Moving on isn't a process of loss and abandonment, it's growing, fulfilling, and a chance to reach out to others and share your good fortune. There are other churches much larger in size I could attend, but this one offers me the most one on one time with the pastor and I can dig deeper than just skimming the surface.
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