Karen Pansler-Lam, J.D.
If the local churches are corrupt,
then we must come together in the name of Christ
in household worship.
The early church began by meeting at Christian homes.
Two or three assembling for worship is a church.
Come out from among them,
and be ye separate.
Many true Christians are grieved by the profane modern church. They hear God's command: "Be ye separate" (2 Corinthians 6:17). But they do not want to forsake Christian assemblies: "the assembling of ourselves together" (Hebrews 10:25).
always, we must look to God's Word for guidance: "Thy word is a
lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Two or three assembling for worship is a church. Home worship is Biblical. As you know, the early church began by meeting at Christian homes.
For example, Aquila and Priscilla had a congregation of Christians which assembled at their house (Romans 16:3 - 5; 1 Cor.16:19). And the apostles preached daily in houses: "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ" (Acts 5:42).
Today the apostate church has forced many true Christians to form home churches. Many true believers gather together for Christian fellowship, psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, mutual edification, Bible study, preaching and other gospel worship.
Besides worship should begin at home - family worship. The first Christian assemblies sanctified homes. And we should bring family and friends and neighbors together to hear the gospel and for fellowship to cultivate brotherly love.
Christ is present in all assemblies of true Christians. Assemblies of Christians for holy purposes are appointed, directed, and encouraged - even household worship. If the local churches are corrupt, then we must come together in the name of Christ in household worship.
friend, pray about starting a home church. Even two or three
gathered together in His Name is a church...
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20).
"Come out from among them, and be ye separate" (2 Cor. 6:17).