Friday, November 21, 2008

Why Should A Christian Go to Church?

No attendance at any church is the way to heaven, but it is essential once you are a Christian. If one is truly saved, one should:
  1. Wanna Go – The hungry, born-again soul has a desire to be fed from the Word of God as put on the heart of the church’s man of God. It also desires fellowship with like-minded people. “My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” Ephesians 2:19 “That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.” I Corinthians 12:25
  2. Wanna Grow – Church is one of the most important places where a Christian can hear God’s word, to find out how he can improve himself, obey God, and learn what God has for him to do. “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalm 92:13
  3. Wanna Obey – We are commanded to go. “Not forsaking 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.” Hebrews 10:25
  4. Wanna Pray – Although it is not the only place a Christian can pray, it is a good place. “And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Matthew 21:13

It makes one wonder when a person who claims to be saved does not want to attend a church and finds excuses for avoiding it. Not regularly attending is contrary to scripture.

This article was posted by Bill Brinkworth in The Bible View newsletter.

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