Counterfeiting True Religion

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Do you want to attend church but don’t believe in God? Well people are being told to do just that by going to a Sunday Assembly! Reportedly this group meets as a “godless congregation that celebrates . . . the one life we know we have.” Apparently they do not mention God at all in their service but instead sing secular songs, like John Lennon’s “Imagine,” listen to “positive” messages, take up a collection to pay the rent, and visit over snacks. The purpose is to provide a sense of community and fellowship. This group also “fosters various small groups based on mutual interests, and members have collected warm clothes for the homeless.”

Why do agnostics and atheists even bother to get together for what is basically a godless church service? Well, they are merely trying to counterfeit God’s church because they really do know that there is a God. Romans 1 tells us that there is no such thing as a true atheist:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:18–23)
Really, this assembly is saddening. Each one of these people is desperately searching for meaning and fulfillment. But they won’t find it in their Sunday (godless) Assembly. Church is not meaningful or fulfilling because we sing songs or visit with other like-minded people. Church is meaningful and fulfilling because of who we are worshipping—the Creator of the universe who stepped into history to die on the Cross to take our penalty upon Himself, and in being raised from the dead, offers us a free gift of salvation. Yes, we can spend eternity with our Creator instead of being separated from Him. I encourage you to pray for those who attend these Sunday Assemblies, that they may find true fellowship with Christ and His family through the gospel.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,



This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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