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Discussion in 'Polls' started by SearchforBelievers, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:16 AM.
Do you have to go to church to be saved
Not in the RC sense.
It is a mortal sin if you don't go to Mass.
But it is one thing to believe the gospel and act on that
and then comes the requirement to walk the walk
God has designed his church to be a communion of believers
the body of Christ needs to work together in order for us to grow
and learn and mature unto "perfection"
if you hate your brother or sister then your religion is futile
We practice love and mercy and forgiveness and also esteeming others
through our life in a congregation
Have I had my toes stepped on? Yes!
Have I been offended and hurt? Yes!
Have I wronged another? Let's not go there.
How can I practice Christian love and solidarity and learn to become
an overcomer if I am not challenged in my day to day walk and faith?
Praying about my hurts and disappointments is fundamental to my walk
in the Spirit.
No, the LORD has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just,
to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.
Micah 6:8 (GNB)
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (KJV)
Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another
all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.
Hebrews 10:25 (GNB)
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. (KJV)
Not exactly. I believe it all comes down to your rationality as a human being, as in, your emotion, mental, and physical health.
Just balance yourself out, and it's all uphill from there.
No you can be saved right where you are but to have fellowship its good to go to church.
When we are saved we are added to the flock. Jesus likened believers to sheep. So when we are safe (and saved) we are all together in flocks or herds, not all by ourselves. Its more fun to be in fellowship than to be in 'aloneship'
I'm lost on that Jayson.. However, to answer the original question, no emphatically NO. I was saved in prison almost 3 years ago. It was a VERY powerful experience for me. I've shed so many tears in the ~3 years since, I could probably fill a one gallon bottle with them. You can get saved ANYWHERE. I didn't even know what it meant to be saved as it was not a term I was used to. I just found myself on my knees crying out to God to save me and I told Him I'd do ANYTHING He wanted and go wherever He wanted me to go IF He would get me out of the mess I was in -- of course He did. He's given me an intense desire to know Him and He's taken my wildest faith fantasies of things beyond this world and given them to me magnified 100% at least. He knows exactly what makes you tick, your desires, your hurts, He sees ALL that you do -- EVERY moment of the day. There's NO place to hide from Him..
I was saved in a bar... Still....one should go to a good bible believing, bible preaching church in order to have support of a good pastor and other bible believing believers.... When I say 'believing' I mean they should be walking in it, or are they really believers?
Why do you ask?
Is there another way you could word this question?
Bless you ....><>
May the peace, joy, understanding, and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be unto you. I humbly and gladly will give you an answer, if you can answer mine.
thank you for your kind blessing.
I shall do so. I am about to go to a Gospel meeting and might be able to address your question after that - no promises.
If i may, quickly, the words/idea of 'go to church' is what stumps me. A yes no answer is difficult without further understanding of what 'go to church' means.
Thank you again ....><>
Perhaps a rewording of the question would be more blatantly understood if it were asked like this, Do you feel as though you are not covered spiritually if you are not part of a church fellowship?
Our Salvation in and through Jesus Christ
It is not dependent upon church attendance