Glendol McClure

Suppose early on a workday morning you decided not to go to work because you didn’t feel good. So, you call your boss and tell him that you’re not feeling well and are too sick to report to work. Later that day, around 4:30 p.m., you suddenly start to feel so much better and you decide you will go and pick up a few needed items at the local Wal-Mart!

And who do 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. (quitting time), explaining that you thought it would be good to get out of the house for awhile. How convenient! Do you think your boss would really believe your story?

Yet, many “Christians” (so called), follow a similar pattern regarding their attendance. They often don’t call anyone when they are “sick” and miss worship services. Many times they don’t attend for several consecutive services. When it comes time to go to work or go somewhere they want to go, they suddenly start feeling better. When another member calls to inquire why they were absent from the 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.”

Huuum? Doesn’t the Bible teach somewhere that miracles have ceased (1 Cor. 13:8-10)?