Can I be a member of the God society without attending a house of God?
The simple answer – “yes“.
Oh now before you go getting into an uproar over this answer let’s think about what God’s house really constitutes.
Day 1 – God created light. Ah, more on this one later.
Day 2 – God created an expanse to separate the waters and called it “sky”. From blue to gray to black, color filled sunrises and sunsets, the universe over our heads is our sky. Given to us by God he provided a roof of every changing color.
Day 3 – God created the dry ground and gathered the waters (land and sea); also, vegetation (plants and trees). He gave us all we can see, touch, and smell. He gave us sun for cold days and shade for hot. He gave us the ability to have air, beauty and grace. He gave us deserts to forests to oceans and lakes.
Day 4 – God created the sun, moon and the stars. God’s light is the sun and moon, the stars reflections, lightning bugs, and fire. He brings us light created without man-made glass and filaments. God’s light is outdoors, but he gave an inventor (Thomas Jefferson) the ability to harness this light to bring it inside for all of His people to use.
Day 5 – God created every living creature of the seas and every winged bird, blessing them to multiply and fill the waters and the sky with life. He gave life to our planet, our world. The chirping birds to wake us in the morning and the crickets to put us to sleep at night.
Day 6 – God create the animals to fill the earth and Adam and Eve, in his own image, to commune with him. He gave more life, more diversity, to our planet. He brought your brother and sister to this world.
Day 7 – God finished his work of creation and so he rested.
God’s home is not the brick and mortar building you visit only one day a week, but it is the whole world around you. Everyday you wake in God’s house, everyday you work in God’s house, everyday you live in God’s house, sleep and die. So, yes, you can be a member of God’s society without attending a “house” of God, but attending a “house” of God will bring you so much closer to understanding how to live your life in such a huge home, a mansion. Attending a “house” of God will bring you closer to people who share your affinity for His word, His guide, His values, His morals, and His rules.
If you plant a seed, you plant it in the House of God.
If you care for an animal, you are caring for it in the House of God.
If you paint your home, you are painting your home in the House of God.
If you strike your loved one, your strike him in the House of God.
If you lie, you lie in the House of God.
If you murder, you murder in the House of God.
If you are humbled, you are humbled in the House of God.
If you drink, you drink in the House of God.
Attending church is good as you attend church in the House of God.