The woman at the well of Samaria in John 4:20-23 sincerely thought worshipping on the mountain of Samaria or that of Jerusalem qualify people for God’s approval.
She was sincerely wrong. Many people worship God wrongly and they put everything into their worship according to the worshipping tradition handed over to them. They don’t know more than that. If they know better they will serve God better.
Many leaders are only downloading what they also received from their former leaders. Like beget like. Such leaders are like Apollos in Acts 18:24-26.
“And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto, them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.”
Search the scripture yourself and discover God through Jesus Christ. If your Church cannot change you from sinfulness change your church. In heaven, you will not be judged by your church but by your salvation in Jesus.
” And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev. 20:15.
“Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father…..But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:21-24.
Check your life to know who you true value, THE CREATOR OR THE CREATURE.
Prayer: Father, open my eyes of understanding to know you better and serve you better in Jesus name.