Let us hold fast the profession of our hope without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 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.
We hear it all the time; people claim to be Christians while also stating that their belief is private and they can worship God anywhere and don’t need to attend church. The purpose of making these statements is to avoid the need to speak about their “faith” and, of course, to avoid the light of Truth in church. Yes, it is true that our relationship with God is personal, but personal doesn’t mean private. Yes, we can worship God anywhere and everywhere, but that doesn’t mean to avoid worshiping among other believers. It’s amazing the excuses we come up with to avoid doing even the simplest things God expects of us.