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In His Presence

I don’t really have anything negative to say about revivals these days. If people are getting together for hours or days to worship and honor God, that appears to be a good thing. Who are we to judge someone else’s servants? Roman’s 14:4.

But if you are driving or flying hundreds of miles to experience the presence of God, you haven’t read the Holy Bible. Jesus said in Matthew 18:20 KJV, For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

This means you can be in the presence of God in your own home, at the coffee shop, virtually anywhere with a friend or a spouse or even a new acquaintance. Jesus said it, he meant it. Why crave the “Holy Ghost experience” elsewhere when Jesus will come to you.

It reminds me somewhat of Jesus telling us that people will say look here or look there. It shouldn’t be about catching a feeling. Strike up a conversation, literally anywhere, We are gathered here today in the name of Jesus Christ or simply visit your local Church.

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A Test of Faith

I admit I don’t know all the answers, but I do recognize the test. Should Christians attend church or not?

To me and I suppose most people it makes sense that the government can request or order certain actions in times of great need. Public health can be protected they say with a stay at home order.

But let’s take a moment and examine what the Holy Bible says about the new coronavirus and attending church.

Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: [25] Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is ; but exhorting one another : and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Matthew 18:20 KJV For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

And let’s not forget the cure: James 5:14-15 KJV Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: [15] And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

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For Real

Transubstantiation is the Catholic belief that the bread and wine of the Eucharist literally become Christ’s flesh and blood.

I was interested in becoming a Catholic, but could not convince myself to get past this lie. If it actually becomes the blood and flesh of Christ why would my tastebuds tell me it’s still bread and fruit of the vine?

Catholic’s also say that Jesus is present in the Eucharist. What does the Bible say? Matthew 18:20 KJV For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Christ should be present for the entire service, not just the Eucharist.

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