Some crazy guy told me something crazy the other day. He said there's no precedent in the New Testament for the church gathering for the purpose of corporate, "vertical" worship of God. This crazy guy kept talking crazy and said that yes, the people of The Way gathered to edify each other and stuff, and that was critical to their community, but that the "meeting for worship" concept isn't in the New Testament.
I had a quick response for him, something about, you know, could he pass the salad? or something, and I think that threw him.
But anyway, I know he's wrong and stuff, but, as I frequently remind, I'm no Bible scholar, so I didn't know exactly where my ammo would be. So, I guess what I'm saying is, if he's wrong -- and obviously he is -- could you tell me how? Just want to make sure our answers match mine is all.
Crazy guy likes singing together and stuff, he says, but he was crazily wondering if we haven't way over-funded and over-emphasized this as an expression of what the church is, and we may have mis-communicated what "worship" means to a lot of people.
I told crazy guy that people like him should stop asking questions and he's probably jealous because I play a mean acoustic and I cranked my David Crowder CD and he got real quiet so I think I made my point.