Forsaking the Assembling

Could forsaking the assembling be pointing to the falling away of the church in tribulation? Let's examine.


Heb 10:25 Not forsaking <1459> the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

2Ti 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken <1459> me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

1Jo 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1Jo 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Mt 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Pr 4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake <5800> ye not my law.

Pr 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh <5800> the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Da 11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake <5800> the holy covenant.

Jer 1:16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken <5800> me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

Jer 9:19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken <5800> the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.

Jer 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake <5800> thee shall be ashamed <0954>, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Mic 3:7 Then shall the seers be ashamed <0954>, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

Ps 44:7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame <0954> that hated us.

Ps 37:19 They shall not be ashamed <0954> in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Jer 16:11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken <5800> me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;

Zec 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth <5800> the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Jon 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake <5800> their own mercy.

Ho 4:10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off <5800> to take heed to the LORD.

Isa 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake <05800> the LORD shall be consumed.


2Ch 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake <5800> him, he will forsake<5800> you.

2Ch 24:20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken <5800> the LORD, he hath also forsaken <5800> you.

Jer 51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake <5800> her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.

La 5:20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake <5800> us so long time?

Eze 23:29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave <5800> thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake <5800> his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Re 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Mr 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken <1459> me?


2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that DAY shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Isa 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.


Isa 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken <5800>.

Isa 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken <5800> thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

Ps 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake <5800> his inheritance.

Ps 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken <5800>, nor his seed begging bread.

Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake <1459> thee.

2Co 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken <1459>; cast down, but not destroyed;

Ac 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave <1459> my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.


Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling <1997> of ourselves together <1997>, as the manner of some is; but exhorting <3870> one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together <1997> unto him,

Mt 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Isa 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Joh 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times <2540> he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

1Th 5:1 But of the times <5550> and the seasons <2540>, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

Ac 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times <5550> or the seasons <2540>, which the Father hath put in his own power.

2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time <2540>.

Re 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time <2540> of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt <5312> you in due time <2540>:


1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort <3870> one another with these words.

1Th 5:11 Wherefore comfort <3870> yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter <3875> will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.


The Bible it appears is giving us sufficient information to conclude that Hebrews 10:25 is NOT a command for believers to gather together in churches or groups. Based on scripture comparison, this verse might be interpreted this way:

Do not forsake (turn away from) the kingdom (forsaking God) otherwise you are excluding yourself from the gathering of the believers unto Christ at the End. But rather exhort the body (be faithful in sharing the gospel) especially as judgment day grows closer.

The church had a rendez-vous with Christ but it has forsaken the assembling (gathering) and in so doing came under the judgment of God.