Updated: Mar 8, 2022
It’s beyond me where this book is. I bought it and read it some time ago. I relocated it, and now it’s misplaced again. Honestly, I can’t recollect what I read because it was some time ago, but whatever I read was very recommendable. This was a good book. The author covered much in this title.
True Worship is truly a thing. “They worship me in vain,” (Matthew 15:9), “Pure religion and undefiled is this . . . “ (James 1:27), “True holiness” (Ephesians 4:24), “the True Light” (John 1:9), the true vine” (John 15:1), “the good shepherd” (John 10:11). The word of God makes it absolutely plain that it is some false, counterfeit stuff out here. And the frightening part is that they are going to closely resemble what is right. Even a liar can make a whole lot of sense. As times become darker, one of the first admonitions that Christ gave was, “Take heed lest any man deceive you: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Mark 13:5-6). And another scripture writer speaks on these times, saying, “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (II Timothy 3:13-16). In most instances, we have to abandon this new stuff and go way back to the gospel that brought us into this way of living—first introduced to us as a child. And for Paul to admonish this, being one who had received revelation after revelation (II Corinthians 12:7), his admonition holds weight and means something.
True Worship addresses much. It is always good to dwell in the scriptures: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure at heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:6-9). Moreover, when walking in the light as he is in the light, we have the light of the world (I John 1:7; John 8:12), but on the other hand, “the way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble” (Proverbs 4:19).
But in regards to these deceitful servants, times, people, and worship, the Bible says that he that is spiritual judgeth all things (I Corinthians 2:15). We are called to “cry aloud and spare not, lift up our voices like a trumpet, and show God’s people their transgression” (Isaiah 58:1; II Timothy 4:1-3). Nothing gets passed God, and if we are walking with him, and him with us, we have a charge to speak up concerning our adversary, his tactics, and ploys. We ought to be sirens sounding the alarm: but the sad thing about sirens is that they are obnoxious unto those who do not care or are not concerned about being unfit. Yet, the Bible instructs concerning these times, saying, “Take heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch” (Mark 13:33-34).
We need to be vigilant, and this book on True Worship would assist. It is a study or meditation on God’s word. If desirous, support local bookstores and get yours here (be blessed): https://bookshop.org/a/56410/9780801061899