If you are going to church to worship God then you have made church into an idol of God. This is spiritually no different than what the Israelites did when they worshiped the golden calf “which had led them out of Egypt.”
Idolatry is substituting any physical form for God. God Himself is spirit. He is invisible. He is omnipresent and omnipotent. There is no physical form that could represent Him. Ancient Israel had a tabernacle with an altar and utensils of worship. These implements, however, were only temporary until He whom they foreshadowed was to come. All scriptural types and shadows have their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. And when the light of reality has come, the shadows are done away.
True worship is giving your thoughts to God. It is thinking, speaking, and doing everything for His consumption. If you go to a church to hear the word of God, then hear it and obey. If you go to a church to join with others to help the poor, then help the poor. But do not go to church to worship God because this limits Him as an idol would.
The light of Jesus Christ has come. Walk in Him, live in Him, bask in Him – always and everywhere!
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join something.