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Old 12-13-2016, 04:12 AM   #32
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Default Re: Jezebel -- why we should know who she is.

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
Jesus was addressing the how not the where. The Samaritan thought worship was about the where, but Jesus said it's about the how. This does not address the question about where people should congregate.
So then, Jesus answer to her did not address her question?

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
We see from the New Testament, that the believers met in the temple and from house to house. The fact that the believers met in specific places and does not say that they met "wherever they liked" (e.g. on a boat, in a shopping mall, up a tree) proves that Jesus's words to the Samaritan woman did not mean they can congregate wherever they think best.
The believers met in the upper room, they met in the wilderness, they met on a boat, they met in the home of a ruler, they met in a field of wheat, they met in the streets of the city, they met on the outskirts of the city, they met in a prison, they met in a courtroom, they met on an island they had been banished to, they met on the beach, they met on the mountain top, a park bench, and yes, the Lord also met with a man who was up a tree. Have you even read the NT?

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
Common sense tells us that we should not hold a wedding or funeral just anywhere. Because of the occasion we should hold weddings and funerals in an appropriate place. It is the same with the Lord's Table, we cannot just hold it in a place not fit for the occasion. If you want to meet anywhere you should join the New Age religion, they like to meet anywhere, in trees, on a park bench, on a beach etc. Probably this idea of meeting anywhere comes from the hippie Jesus movement not the Bible or church history.
Common sense tells us that not every meeting is a wedding or a funeral. Where you meet will be dictated by how many people and what you plan to do. Two hundred people at a wedding or a funeral will need a different place to meet than three college students, or evangelists, or prisoners.
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