God is putting the us through trials to determine if we will remain loyal to the covenant we made with God, living a life of sacrifice.
God's true church cannot be found without revelation nor can one join the organization; God calls and places each member in its appropriate place in the Body.
John Ritenbaugh notes that labor-saving technology seems to have had the effect of separating us from each other and making us indifferent to things that should be important to us, such as family intimacy and preparing for God's Kingdom. Trumpets, a pivotal holy day and an event that looks backwards and forwards, is a holy …
Formality and decorum (in terms of dress and behavior) are part of godly standards and sanctity. We must always look for the spirit and intent of what God commands.
The function of the church is like a teacher's college, preparing the firstfruits and providing them with the needed education and character development.