When is it a good idea to stay at home and do church? I have been asking myself this question a lot lately because of how my faith perspective has changed. My eclectic views don't necessarily fit in well anywhere. I am still a very conservative born again Christian, but going to church on Sunday doesn't satisfy me because I believe we should be keeping a Saturday Sabbath. I could attend on both days, but for some reason Sunday Christians seem to preach a lot on how keeping Torah is wrong and how Jesus did away with the keeping of the so-called ceremonial laws. One woman, while sharing at the pulpit, even called the keeping of the Law bondage and we had been freed from that. However, this flies in the face of Paul's understanding of the Law in Romans and John's in 1 John.
Romans 7:12 (KJV)
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
1 John 5:3 (KJV)
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
I could also attend a Messianic congregation on Saturdays, but I object to the use of Contemporary Christian music. It is, in my mind, the blending of the holy with the profane, as spoken of in 2 Corinthians.
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 (KJV)
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
I also recognize the important of gathering together in corporate worship.
Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)
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.
So what should I do? For right now my son and I are worshiping at home together, but I'm hoping that I will find something that will work eventually. What do you think?