Luke 21:20-22: And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
God had commanded us to flee to the mountains and depart out of the midst of the churches. We were to get out of the corporate church and that command has not been rescinded, revoked or changed. It is still in effect. When individuals say, “Oh, it does not matter if you go to church or do not go to church,” they are contradicting the Word of God. They are going against the commandment of God that was made “crystal clear” during the Great Tribulation period. We were told we must get out and flee. There was no other option, so it is not an option when someone says, “Oh, you can get out if you want to or you can leave one church and go to another church.” Those were not options the Lord provided. It was simply to get out and “flee to the mountains;” that is, go to the Bible; go to God Himself. Of course, when you get out of the churches you do not go back. You do not return. When you have fled Sodom, you do not look back. If you do, you turn into a pillar of salt, like Lot’s wife.