I Refuse to Go to Church

I refuse to Go to churchImagine with me that a man hears the Apostle Paul preach. He then claims to believe the gospel that Jesus died for his sins and rose again the third day to bring him eternal life. Sunday rolls around and our imagined man refuses to go to church. He refuses to fellowship with other believers in God’s Word by submitting to the teaching and authority of Paul. “Yes, I’ve become a follower of Jesus, but I refuse to go to church,” he says.

When a sinner is born again, the Holy Spirit indwells that person, transforming the new child of God from worldly and sinful desires to those which please God and glorify Jesus (John 16:14). The Spirit uses the words of the Bible to change the heart and mind to reflect the will of God (Romans 12:1-2). Like a newborn baby cries to be fed, the Christian hungers to be fed from the Scriptures in fellowship with God’s family.

Someone has said that if a professing Christian has to be urged to attend a Bible-teaching church, he doesn’t need to become a better Christian, he needs to actually become a Christian.

They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:24, 25).

One thought on “I Refuse to Go to Church

  1. A pastor met one of his Church members at the mall and asked, “How come I don’t see you in Church anymore” the man replied, “Oh there are too may hypocrites there”. The pastor comforted him, “Oh there’s always room for one more”.

    Truth is there is no such thing as a ‘perfect Church’ and if we go around looking for one we will never find it. So when God leads us to a Church we must make every effort to meet up with them, break bread and share our testimonies of what the Lord is doing in our lives and teaching us.

    That said, we must also be cautious as to what the “Statement of Faith” of the said Church we desire to fellowship with is. Because in our day there are many Churches who preach a lot of false doctrine.

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