BY: RAY PRINZING
“The assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.”
The tumult was caused by a few zealous agitators, and soon it sparked a riot, with a gathering crowd milling about, but the more part knew not why they were even shouting, nor for what they were come together. The situation started moving, and everybody joined in, and so the bandwagon was rolling, but in ignorance.
Although, this is tragically true in the natural, people ignorantly joining in to give support to a cause they know nothing of, nor even take time to learn about, it is even sadder when people are caught in the same plight in spiritual matters. Someone comes along with a strong personality, gaining the attention of others, and he begins to oppose a truth, calling it error because it threatens his kingdom and his own pre-conceived carnal ideas, and soon everybody is mouthing words, against that doctrine, having no idea of what it means, nor taking time to ask God if there be truth in it.
Jesus spoke to a woman one day,
There must be a worship, which is more than an outward form, ritual, or ceremony. It will be “in spirit” because it is the outflow of the innermost being, and it will be “in truth” because it is something they KNOW, out of divine revelation, which the Spirit imparted to them.
Paul stood on Mar’s hill and spoke to the men about him,