Sometimes it helps to define something by stating what it is not. In this article, I want to list a few things that Christianity is commonly confused with, but which it is definitely not. This should give us a better, more focused picture of what biblical Christianity really is.
After more than twenty years, I’m admitting the truth: Hebrews 10:25: What Are We Not To Forsake?
Collins English Dictionary defines a “sacred cow” as “a person, institution, custom, etc, unreasonably held to be beyond criticism.” Among many Christians, there are sacred cow Bible passages. Hebrews 10:25 is one of them. It states, “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.”
This verse is taken by virtually every church and every elder to mean that we should not stop attending church; that we should be in church every Sunday. Some even take the latter part of the verse to mean that, the closer we get in each week to Sunday, the more we should be exhorting one another to attend church. Many Bible scholars, who I must presume are afraid of upsetting the “sacred cow,” simply will not give an unbiased exposition of this verse.