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If I didn't have my church, I would probably die spritually. The fellowship and hearing the meat of the Word is like a fresh breath of air. I look forward to the fellowship with christians that I wouldn't have if I didn't have my church family.
---shira4368 on 11/1/11


have heard Travs logic many times...in prison.
....
Trav you sound like a Church conspiracy theorist....
---Poppa_Bear on 10/26/11

Logic? You heard fundamentals in prison that GOD was Married? Or Divorced? Heard it out of Prison?
I'd say not. Have asked a mulitude of preachers, that should know....but, don't.
I'll point to witnesses. Witnesses that are not some other "mans" or denom but, Prophets,Apostles,Christ.

I proclaim/post no conspiracy of the Churches. Rather the complacency of us. What we allow.
What we submit too. Watched any abominations on T.V. lately? Same thing, in our own homes.
Churches should conspire...against evil.
---Trav on 10/27/11


Why should people attent church?

For fellowship. Perhaps part of the misunderstanding comes from the definition of "church." Attending a church doesn't necessarily mean that fellowship happens. However, having fellowship does mean that church happened.

Church should be a place where believers can encourage, strengthen, exhort, rebuke, and love one another. If those things are not happening at "church," then attending "church" is of little benefit.

Many times what happens at church is that it runs through a preset prearranged program where people watch with little participation, except for songs. Sometimes one can go to a church and never talk to another person.
---Rod4Him on 10/27/11


I simply respectfully disagree on some of the reasons why some of you dont feel the need or desire to attend a local Church. ---Poppa_Bear on 10/26/11

Matt18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
There is at least that many here +.
You were forgiven the second you fired the post. Understand where you connect. I led Sunday School for adults many years until recently...Locally.
When son of mine was attacked by the world, publicly and the two preachers...didn't show/ran/hid. I could/will not sit before them. I left it to the ones that could/would. I never membership'd, because as Joseph said...denoms = divisions. Can attend anywhere being free, as a Christian.
---Trav on 10/27/11


Trav: I must have misunderstood some of your past comments.
---Adetunji on 10/26/11

We meet believers here. Meet believers in my daily work.
As mentioned, i paint with a broad brush sometimes. Word restriction/limit funnels post at times. This is an age of super communications. Super marketing,selling and pych leadership/mgmt techniques.
We should discern those submitted too.
Should one just because it is handy or their flavor of denom.
Right now I only submit to Christ. And feel perfectly safe doing so. He'll chastise if i err.
2 Tim 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
---Trav on 10/27/11




Trav and others, as I re read my post from earlier I was embarrassed to see that I resorted to personal and petty remarks. Please forgive me for that because I know that they are uncalled for. My last words on this are that I simply respectfully disagree on some of the reasons why some of you dont feel the need or desire to attend a local Church. We are all entitled to our view without needless demeaning attacks from other confessing believers, and I am sorry for my thoughtless words.
In His loving grip
---Poppa_Bear on 10/26/11


//Sheep and believers are where you find them....I disagree with. It is wolves that I point too. // trav

there are plenty of wolves inside what is known as "church."

the conspiracy began in the Garden of Eden. and there is only one motive.

thanks for the times that we agreed/disagreed in His Name and presence.
---aka on 10/26/11


Trav & Rod4Him: I am happy to know that that you have some believers that you do fellowship with. I must have misunderstood some of your past comments.
---Adetunji on 10/26/11


Thank you Mark for your encouraging remarks. I have heard Travs logic many times when I was a young man in prison. I hear it sometimes now, some feller sitting at home listening to someone preach on the internet and then regurgitating their views on message boards. Before I depart the only observation I could make about some of you is that, I imagine that you couldnt have found a church in any of the 7 Churches that where in the book of revelations. Since youre the body, I guess that the churches in your home are much more acceptable to the Lord than the thousands who have gave all to follow him. Trav you sound like a Church conspiracy theorist who knows the alterative motives of all Churches.
---Poppa_Bear on 10/26/11


Trav & Rod4Him: i still disagree with a Christian not having any fellowship with others at all.
---Adetunji on 10/26/11

Now you've got the idea I don't fellowship at all?
Being free from all denominations I can worship/fellowship with any (2 or more) Christians of any denomination. Sheep and believers are where you find them.
It is not the searchers or sheep I disagree with. It is wolves that I point too. Wolves without scriptural witness.
Wolves who say to submit because I've been to seminary and if you were more aware you would discern me.
I don't go to most Churches because you get 5 minutes of scripture and 50 of jokes, opinion or doctrinal slant without scriptural witnesses. I'd rather pray with you.
---Trav on 10/26/11




//It seems youve thrown in the towel and are now trying to be a spiritual maverick/commando, showing little concern for the Lords body. //

the body of christ has not come together and emerged. throwing in the towel of denominational muddy showers and separating from the body of Christ are not the same thing.
---aka on 10/26/11


Poppa Bear, I know that when I agree with someone, those who don't like for me to speak about the Sovereignty of God purposely go after them, so be warned.
I completely agree with your statements. You did a great job in phrasing them and making them clear. No one should speak against the Church of Christ. We know there is a lot of false teaching going on, but it was the same way in Jesus time. It will always be that way, since Jesus did tell us the Church would be mix and warned us about it. Thank you brother for speaking for the Church. peace
---Mark_V. on 10/26/11


Trav & Rod4Him: I agree with some things you have stated about some bad Pastors or congregations but i still disagree with a Christian not having any fellowship with others at all. There must be some Christians or assembly whose mode of worship suits yours, except in maximum security prison where contact is not allowed.
---Adetunji on 10/26/11


Trav, Today's Church's are kiddy pools filled with milk. With hireling Wolves for lifeguards.
In that statement alone you have exulted yourself ...
... It seems youve thrown in the towel and are now trying to be a spiritual maverick/commando, showing little concern for the Lords body.
---Poppa_Bear on 10/25/11

Your political twist might work on a puppy, elder bear.
I came against no one but wolves and bears who would have sheep submit to unauthorized division commanders. I do exult in escaping (divisional) denom boxes. I love all sheep. Some are not.
>Body of Christ? 5 of the 10 Virgins were asleep. You care not to awake them? U encourage them to sleep on.
Matt 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: ..
---Trav on 10/26/11


1 Pet 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christs sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of Gods flock that is under your care, watching over themnot because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be, not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve, 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
---Poppa_Bear on 10/25/11


Some believe that submitting means you believe everything same as your Pastor, that's not it. Maybe try using all the biblicle passages in their context related to this topic. I've known others who became comfortable not attending Church denying that a Elder/overseer/Sheppard/leader/Bishop has a biblical duty to fulfill, often they've fallen inttoo great temptations, forming their own "Spirituality" to justify their sins. There's a gift in submitting to one-another often resulting in a gracious-love that embraces, and supports others called by God to fulfill their gifting, encouraging them, affirming their labor. I dont disagree that the Lords our mediator, or the Spirit leads us into all truth, I dont deny the other scriptures either.
---Poppa_Bear on 10/25/11


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Trav, Today's Church's are kiddy pools filled with milk. With hireling Wolves for lifeguards. That's a vary sad statement. Youre blasting the bride of Christ. In that statement alone you have exulted yourself above thousands, not even knowing a tenth of them. That is sad brother, that is an answer in itself of why you look at the church the way you do. The Church is full of many people who are by faith trying to follow our Lord, courageously fighting the good fight. How broad the strokes some use to denounce the efforts of believers who by faith come together in corporate worship, prayer, communion, and charity. It seems youve thrown in the towel and are now trying to be a spiritual maverick/commando, showing little concern for the Lords body.
---Poppa_Bear on 10/25/11


to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons Titus, you might appoint elders and set them over the churches assemblies) in every city as I directed you. TitusFor the bishop (an overseer) as God's steward must be blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous 2Tim, 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 3
---Poppa_Bear on 10/25/11


Heb 17, 7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the Lords people. 1Pet-5, In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. Niv of Titus-1,
Since an overseer manages Gods household, he must be blameless not overbearing,
---Poppa_Bear on 10/25/11


Poppa Bear //I think that some dont want to submit to a Spiritual overseer...//

I think that some want to dominate others while not qualifying to lead nor knowing how to oversee.
---Rod4Him on 10/25/11

Exactly.
I find that the latter are more common that the former below.
28
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
---Trav on 10/25/11


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There is only ONE mediator between God and man.

There are NO "overseers".

With the proper devotion (solid food maturity), we need no spiritual teachers because God left His seed (DNA) inside of us. IF we look for that "seed", when we find it, the "anointing" will occur (we will be QUICKENED)...

1 John 2:27 "but the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you, as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie".

All verses from RSV.
---more_excellent_way on 10/25/11


Poppa Bear //I think that some dont want to submit to a Spiritual overseer...//

I am curious, who do you envision the "Spiritual overseer" to be and how did this person become an overseer, and what could this "overseer" demand that isn't already presented in Scripture?

I think that some want to dominate others while not qualifying to lead nor knowing how to oversee.
---Rod4Him on 10/25/11


I think that some dont want to submit to a Spiritual overseer because they feel that the Pastors theology is not as lofty or Spiritual
---Poppa_Bear on 10/20/11

Some bears may submit too easily. It requires less effort.
The world is full of men, me being one of them who realized that the disconnected scripture sermons didn't make sense. Being based on denominational doctrines. Or as Joseph so aptly posted, "divisions".
Rather than submit to those who are confused by the seminary's they nursed/weaned at....I'll go to the "only" teacher. He provides witnesses. He doesn't yell or misconnect.
Matt23:
8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.
---Trav on 10/25/11


Adetunji, like Tommy3007, I am not trying to start a fight. I was replying to the question, what does one do with Heb 10:25.

Concerning an institutional "congregation," even if it is not unusal for me to walk 4.5 miles to one, and even if I am about the last person to leave, looking for morsels of fellowship, that doesn't change the meaning of Heb 10:23-25.

Concerning "to serve Christ in," it is my endeavor to serve Christ 24/7. That doesn't change the meaning of Hebs.

Concernig "serving Christ alone," who is talking about serving Christ alone? The Heb passage talks about "one another." That was part of my point, one cannot encourage, exhort, stimulate the back of someone's head.
---Rod4Him on 10/25/11


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Rod4him: If you cannot find a congregation or assembly suitable for you to serve Christ in, then you may be saying you are not part of Christ.
---Adetunji on 10/24/11

They all went out alone searching for what they were instructed to search for.
Establishing that which they were supposed to estblish. Rebuking when it was called for.
Work is outside the modern box.
You,yourself and I will be judged independently.

We do not have to be part of or choose the wide way. I'll search for the narrow path and laud Rod for doing the same.
I'll pray with cha Rod, and for ya. Search.
Today's Church's are kiddy pools filled with milk. With hireling Wolves for lifeguards.
---Trav on 10/25/11


Rod4him: If you cannot find a congregation or assembly suitable for you to serve Christ in, then you may be saying you are not part of Christ. Which Apostle have you found in the Bible that served God alone?
---Adetunji on 10/24/11


//what do you do with Hebrews 10:25 which is a commandment from Paul through inspiration of the Holy Spirit that we "forsake not the assembling of ourselves together?"//

The "command" is NOT "forsake not the assembling," but the command is to "let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds...and to encourage one another..." It's very difficult to do that sitting down looking at the back of someone's head for an hour.
---Rod4Him on 10/23/11


Among humanity, many of God's offspring have limited themselves by learning nothing more than THE WAYS OF MAN.

Deuteronomy 32:8 "he fixed the bounds of the [His] peoples according to the number of the sons of God".


Tommy3007, until 5 years ago, I was one of the "indoctrinated". However, because my heart was always strong for God AND 'HIS WAYS', He taught me to overcome indoctrination and partisanship. God never did anything to encourage me to share my "pearls" with those who are glad to be indoctrinated ("dogs", I was one of them), but I learned well to be like His son. Jesus did not speak to me 2000 years ago nor did I ever shake His hand.
---more_excellent_way on 10/22/11


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I think that some dont want to submit to a Spiritual overseer because they feel that the Pastors theology is not as lofty or Spiritual as theirs, and some are too judgmental of other flawed imperfect believers and want their faith Burger-King packaged, Their Way So maybe God will have a perfect little corner in heaven for the super spiritual to be all by their self since they cant tolerate the family of God, other sinners saved by grace, who are like me and the Apostle Paul were, the chief of sinners. Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
In His grip
---Poppa_Bear on 10/20/11


Some people wish to have a truly personal and intimate relationship and give Jesus THEIR HEART. They do not "go to" church (Jesus's body), they LIVE IN the outer temple (Jesus's body, John 2:19).
---more_excellent_way on 10/14/11
Your comments all sound so "spiritual" on this subject, and I'm not trying to start a "fight" here, BUT, what do you do with Hebrews 10:25 which is a commandment from Paul through inspiration of the Holy Spirit that we "forsake not the assembling of ourselves together?" If people allow themselves to be "indoctrinated" it's their fault for not studying the Scriptures.
---tommy3007 on 10/20/11


It depends on the church. There are churches which are fishing holes, maybe like where Paul went to synagogue (Acts 13:13-44) in order to reach people for Jesus. But if the group is together for prayer and the word and the Lord's Supper and if it is obvious I am getting more spiritually blessed with these people ministering their example to me . . . I definitely should!! (c: 1 Corinthians 14:23-33 shows that God does want us to gather with each other. So, wherever you go, where God takes you, it is for God's reason for you to discover (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 10/17/11


aka, "why has the church decided not to attend to the people?"
I guess that depends on the church. Bless you.
---chria9396 on 10/17/11

Because a history lesson on David (my favorite OT person) is easier to talk about than fixing a marriage or totally surrendering your life.
---Scott1 on 10/17/11


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aka, "why has the church decided not to attend to the people?"
I guess that depends on the church. Bless you.
---chria9396 on 10/17/11


Is the "church" mentioned here referring to the spiritual church (which is the gathering of God's people by His Spirit in fellowship) or the physical brick building that we see across the street?

If it's the latter, this is what Paul said in Acts 17:24,25 "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands, Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things,"

What one should be concern with is what is taught when you are gathered together in the name of Jesus Christ.
---christan on 10/17/11


(1) To join ourselves together to do the commandments of God/Jesus that individuals cannot easily do{Matt.28:18-20} (2) to join ourselves together to worship HIM and be more blessed by God/Jesus {Matt.18:20, Ps.16:11}.
---Adetunji on 10/17/11


//What if the Roman Church did something really bad to people? Should you go to Church still?
---tonne on 10/15/11//

sorry for what happened but the Church has many flaws (the reason Christ died for our sins) but I would search out another church. Don't blame Church for little c church flaws.
---Scott1 on 10/17/11


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"Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" Amen. Also Col 3. 15 "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus..." Not limited to a weekly church service, but part of fellowship
---chria9396 on 10/16/11


I am not physically able to attend church any more, and the thing I miss most is the fellowship. I watch three or four services each Sunday on TV, and enjoy the music and the sermons, but being among living, breathing lovers of God cannot be felt via TV. It is so good to feel one BELONGS, and has common love and understanding. As to music, simple, sincere, and non show-business satisfies.
---Geraldine on 10/15/11


why has the church decided not to attend to the people?
---aka on 10/16/11


Going to any church or even practicing a particular religion.
Every church and religion believes a particular way.
To pick one is to say the others are wrong.
Because I believe this one is right! Joh_1:23
Joh_14:6!

In The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him!
Where are the seven churches? In my right hand!
Is this not saying, they are in my hand!
Act_7:49, Heb_9:11

Most seem to believe you are picking the church you are in.
I believe this is so. But, not because of the faith he gave you.
Because of the way you believe in him.
1Jn_4:20! Hate to strong a word?
Gal_5:15, what, dont believe this is what youre doing?
Rom_14:22! If you really believe, in him!
Peace
---TheSeg on 10/16/11


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If you think that just you and Jesus is all that matters, obviously, there's no reason to attend church.

But that's not the Orthodox attitude.

Each of us should be able to say to another member of the Body of Christ, "I need you: to help me achieve my full potential in Christ, to make me more understanding, patient, faithful, loving and hopeful." We are responsible for each other since we are interdependent in the fellowship/community of the Body of Christ!

To Whom be glory!
---Cluny on 10/14/11


While there are many reasons people attend church, the primary one is simply from Scripture itself.

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

And we need to take advantage of the gifts the Lord has given to His church to ministy to others and to ourselves.
---lee1538 on 10/14/11


We are told that 'When two or three are gathered in my name I am in the midst of them'.

The community of Christians is very important, for support, teaching and praise.
---Peter on 10/14/11


The word "church" appears in the New Testament 114 times. It is always referring to the gathering of believers. In many of the verses, the church's purpose is to build up and edify one another, teach scriptures, and help one another with needs in other ways.

I know of churches the meet in homes, and also the more conventional ones, with a specific building, with corporate worship, and teaching.

I attend church because I believe I should be there to worship our Lord, be taught His Word, and encourage others. I also have opportunities to do those same things at other times during the week.
---Trish9863 on 10/14/11


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Maybe the best reason to go to church is that we enjoy going. And we need people around us to hold us to account. If someone doesn't like being around like-minded people, perhaps there's a problem with that someone....
---God.is.everywhere on 10/14/11


hello,this is ELENA.. since read,study,comtemplate,pray & fastingbefore the Lord ...getting more and more thinking those on here such as Cluny,more excellant way & various others..who" express the body of Christ not a "church bldg/not asocial club/ a donomination.". believe myself they probably right!just cuz people go to a church bldg.doesn't mean they have an intimate relationship with Christ. for some itgives "structure"... I believe in my heart the Lord desires more,far more.... keep me in your prayers family.thankyou.
---ELENA on 10/14/11


One REALLY good reason is because the Bible tells us to assemble ourselves together. Hebrews 10:25,Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another: & so much more as ye see the day approaching.
---Reba on 10/14/11


Robyn, I agree with Rob, the Spiritual Church is the body of Christ and is made up of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ works. That is the Spiritual Church. The visible Church is a place where believers gather to worship God and learn about God. No Church is without sin, since many none believers attend also. Many who teach are not annoited to teach but do, so there is many churches who teach very bad.
One simple reason why I believe a visible Church is helpful is because many Christians are very lazy and never study. They are too busy watching movies on TV or living the life. God is secondary. The only help they get in learning is driving to Church and hearing the Word of God. Only the Truth can help them, the rest amounts to nothing.
---Mark_V. on 10/15/11


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"Why should people attend church?"
For me, it's not a matter of should, since I've been set free fron "shoulds" which I lived under much of my life, but I WANT to go. I love to worship the Lord, the hearing and teaching of His Word, and fellowship. I have loved where I go, (not the building), but it's large, and a bit far and with my schedule it's difficult to get involved as I'd like and to fellowship with other believers outside of the "services" I regularly attend. Praying about this.
---chria9396 on 10/15/11


for edification, fellowship, getting fed (spiritually), prayer for one another, loving the brethren. Anything less we would be a cold christian. As a matter of fact, I can't imagine myself not wanting to go to church.
---shira4368 on 10/15/11


What if the Roman Church did something really bad to people? Should you go to Church still?
---tonne on 10/15/11


Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,as the manner of some is,but exhorting one another,and so much more as you see the day approaching. The Bible says it,we should walk according to the Word for our Christian living. Matthew 1819 Where two or three people gathered there the Lord is in the midst of them. Where two or three agree as touching anything you ask on earth its done by Christs Father,our God,in heaven. Theres strength in numbers whether it is to pray,praise, worship,or learn. There is also support by the other Christians in fellowship which every Christian needs their prayer partners at one time or another.
---Darlene_1 on 10/15/11


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Jesus did not spread HIS gospel alone. He prepared HIS disciples to do it after HE gave HIS life for us. They continued to meet TOGETHER after Jesus' ascension as HE had directed THEM to wait. Even Jesus went into the synagogues to teach. I think if we want to be more like Jesus, we need to do what He did.
---KarenD on 10/15/11


Why should people attend church?

Because it can make people feel better, it may help people feel they've done their religion duty, one may be able to promote their business, other people will know that they are religious, they can be entertained for awhile, a good place to get attention and to be recognized, it's a good time to argue with the family to hurry and get there on time, one can display their talents, people can get verbally beat up for not doing something they don't do or for something they should do, they can get exercise--up and down and up again and down again, they can meet new people, and the list goes on.

I know, I am being cynical. Actually, I've started going to a "church:" it's a great mission field.
---Rod4Him on 10/15/11


People should attend church to participate in corporate worship and participate in Christian education activities beyond the scope of their individual resources and to teach others what they have learned.
****

where is that in Holy Scripture?

CHURCH are the called out ones (called by the Father to worship in SPIRIT not a man-made denominational building)

True Believers are called to Christ by The Father to worship the Father in truth and spirit (Christ did not worship himself) Matt 16:18, John 6:44, John 4:24

"church" as a building and a place to go is false christianities social country club ...the watered down "learnings" about another christ 2Corin 4:11
---Rhonda on 10/15/11


We should meet and worship with our Christian brothers and sisters for a number of reasons.

Firstly because we are commanded to do so.

To join in corporate worship of He who died in our place, paying sin's price.

To listen to preaching by which we challenge our personal views. Christians who don't attend church often drift away from Biblical Christianity.

This gives us a better opportunity to serve those in our Church who need words of encouragement, physical help, or prayer. The heart of the Christian should be one of the servant. Church isn't just for our edification or pleasure alone.

Christianity is a family thing, not a mental concept in separate individuals minds.
---Warwick on 10/15/11


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There are 3 reasons why I attend church: 1. Corporate Worship, 2. Christian Education, 3. Fellowship with other Christians
---wivv on 10/15/11


Many people have been deceived by Satan into believing the CHURCH is a building they go to on Sunday mornings.

The CHURCH is not some man made building. The CHURCH is the BODY OF CHRIST, made up of those who have a trusting faith in CHRIST and CHRIST ALONE!
---Rob on 10/14/11


People should attend church to participate in corporate worship and participate in Christian education activities beyond the scope of their individual resources and to teach others what they have learned. To fellowship with others in a common expression of their religious traditions and belief systems. To delight in the performance high quality Christian music of Mozart, Brahms, Handle etc. Not two fools with guitars attempting to sing same string of text set to music over and over and over with the words projected on the wall with a viewgraph projector. God deserves at least a little quality. The old Jewish rule was the sacrifice had to be without blemish. So should you Christian music if it is not the best don't do it.
---Blogger9211 on 10/14/11


If all you want to give to The Lord is your knowledge of books and your ability to follow instructions/protocol (partisanship), then you must attend 'indoctrination classes' at buildings and meetings so that you will have a 'uniform relationship' (mind you, this is not a PERSONAL relationship of love).

Some people wish to have a truly personal and intimate relationship and give Jesus THEIR HEART. They do not "go to" church (Jesus's body), they LIVE IN the outer temple (Jesus's body, John 2:19).
---more_excellent_way on 10/14/11


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