SHOULD THE WORSHIP IN A CHURCH BE OF HAPPINESS OR PAIN AND HOW DOES THE TWO RELATE
The question is, is the church a hospital for the sick or a hallelujah club for the saints. Should you go to the hospital to praise God or is it a place for divine intervention. The definition of a hallelujah club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal. What is that goal if you are not sick or need healing?
The Bible says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matt 18:20 But are those who are sick and those who are praising God a benefit to each other during Sunday morning service.
The church originated from the Jewish temple built by King Solomon as the holiest place for the Jewish people to go to God because what is clear is that the Temple was meant to be a permanent residence for the Ark of the Covenant (Aron Habrit), which held the stone tablets of the law Moses received on Mt. Sinai. So, wherever the Covenant was, God is. The temple was not a place to praise God but to process your sins and sicknesses.
The Christian church became a place having dual responsibilities. It gave God an address instead of being universal and omnipresent, the church evolved from being the place where God lived to being the place that the people visited for both worship and problems. But should a hospital and club reside in the same building being a one stop shop. Well the answer is, you will never see a choir and a three piece drum set in the hospital chapel because you need to heal in peace. You can praise God at home but you need a solemn, serious, earnest, grave, sober, place for healing and not an organ, drum and Bass with a Young People's choir singing Jesus can work it out. What do they know about working it out.