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"Twice a week worship service is going beyond what was taught in the Bible"


IT IS TRUE that Iglesia ni Cristo members attend worship services twice a week. Many people think that this practice of going to church twice a week is going beyond what was taught in the Bible. Many people also argue that going to church twice a week is too much for them, as they can't even make it to the once a week worship service on a regular basis. Is it true that this Iglesia ni Cristo  practice is going beyond what was taught in the Bible?


The Truth:
Conducting worship services on any other day besides Sunday is not something new, nor is it unbiblical because this practice was likewise observed during the time of the Apostles. The first century Christians usually gathered for worship on the first day of the week or on Sundays.
In Acts 20: 7, this is written:

Now on the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. (New King James Version)

But there were also times when they held their worship services in the Temple "every day" or in all days of the week.
In Acts 2:46, this is also written:

They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity. (New Living Translation)

Thus, the twice a week worship service being done today by the Iglesia ni Cristo is clearly not going beyond what was taught in the Bible. To the faithful members of the Iglesia ni Cristo a twice a week worship service is not a burden but a joy, and doing so edifies their faith.

People may wonder why the great majority of the Iglesia ni Cristo members go to church twice a week overflowing their churches, whereas many religions who have worship services only once a week cannot even fill their churches to capacity and many of them are almost empty? What is the basic reason why Iglesia ni Cristo members enthusiastically go to Church twice a week?

  •  Does it have to do with the  "coming to  the knowledge of the truth or knowing the whole truth" that is clearly written in the Bible?

  • Does "knowing the whole truth" about God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ gave them the strong faith they need to enthusiastically go to worship services twice a week without fail?

In Timothy 2: 3-6, this is written:

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (New King James Version)

The same verses in another version of the Bible:

3This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior. 4God wants everyone to be saved and to know the whole truth, which is,  5There is only one God,    and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us. 6God showed us this at the right time.(Contemporary English Version)

A person who does not "know the whole truth" does not have the true faith. For how can a man acquire a strong faith in God and Jesus Christ if He does not know the true God and the true Jesus Christ? In your religion, did they teach and explain to you that the only one God is the Triune God? Did they teach and explain to you that Jesus Christ is God? Are you 100% sure that your beliefs are the whole truth written in the Holy Bible?

Invitation to everyone:

We invite you to study and examine the beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo and compare to the beliefs of your own religion so you may come to know which belief is in accordance with the truth written in the Holy Bible.

Click this link to www.ComparativeBibleStudyLessons.com


Additional Information:
Click here to read the answer to an interesting Question from those who have studied the Iglesia ni Cristo: "Why does your church hold two worship services weekly? Is it not going beyond what is taught in the Bible?

Link to Bible Study Lesson-02 -"How does faith come to a man" from UniqueBibleStudy.com


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