Would Your Boss Believe It?
Suppose you decided not to go to work because you didn't feel good, so you called your boss and told him that you were too sick to come in. Suddenly, around 4:30 p.m. you start to feel a lot better so you decide you will go and pick up a few needed items at the local K-Mart, and who do you run into at the store, but your boss! When he asks you how you are feeling, you tell him how much better you began to feel around 4:30 p.m., explaining that you thought it would be good to get out of the house for a while. How convenient! Do you think your boss would really believe your story?
Yet, many "Christian" (so-called) follow a similar pattern regarding their attendance. They often don't call anyone when they are "sick" and miss services. Many times they don't attend for several consecutive services. When it comes time to go work or go somewhere they want to go, they suddenly start feeling better. When another member calls to inquire why they were absent for services, they usually respond by telling how sick they were and how their condition improved, all of a sudden! Oh, how they make a habit of being "sick" conveniently and recovering "miraculously."
Doesn't the Bible teach somewhere that miracles have ceased in this age? (1 Cor. 13:8-10)
Guardian of Truth XXXVI: 21, p. 644