Forsaking The Assembly
By Ron Boatwright
We are commanded by Godís word to "not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one anotherÖFor if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice of sins" (Hebrews 10:25-26). If we continue and will not repent, then there is no forgiveness of sins of which we will not repent.
How do we as Christians continue to receive forgiveness of our sins? 1 John 1:7 which is written to Christians says, "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." Only as we walk in the light of Godís word and have fellowship with others of the church does the blood of Christ continue to cleanse us of all our sins so we can continue to be saved and go to Heaven when this short life on earth is over. Going to Heaven must be our number one priority in this life. Even the apostle Paul said, "But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway" (1 Corinthians 9:27). Satan uses many different ways to try to destroy our faith so we will lose our home in Heaven.
Jesus has promised us, "Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10). Only if we are faithful to the Lord until death can we go to Heaven. It is our hope and prayer to God for all members of the Lord's church, that they will be faithful until death, so they can go to Heaven..