ANSWERS: 30
  • Nobody "has" to go to church. It is everyones own decision whether they want to or not.
  • No you don't have to but the town's folk tend to look at chya sideways if you don't. Then if you let it go too long they burn your house down!
  • The Bible exhorts believers not to forsake the gathering themselves together. Heb 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. When the early church got together the following elements were present. Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
  • No you don't have to do anything in life except pay taxes and even that is questionable these days especially for the wealthy. If you read about the teachings of the people in the fairy tale of Jesus Christ he himself did not believe in organized prayer. So if you are a Christian then in reality there shouldn't be churches in the first place and all the money you give to the Church should not go to building expensive cathedrals but to help the poor and destitute instead.
  • You should. We should not absent ourselves from the assembly, as some do, but encourage one another; and this all the more because you see that the Day draws near (Hebrews 10:25). Christianity is not a spectator sport. Christianity (among other things) requires that you: • Worship your creator • Develop your relationship with God • Help build up the Church, the Body of Christ, the Communion of Saints, the family of believers Regular attendance and participation in your Church's services can help you reach these goals. You also obey the Commandment to "keep holy the Lord's day" by going to church on Sundays. With love in Christ.
  • Going to church no more makes you a christian than standing in a garage makes you a car! No, you can follow Christ in the privacy of your own home.
  • NO you do not ..... "Where two or more are gathered in my name ..... " So; you dining or living room is just as good as a church ...
  • it's not a matter of HAVING to go to church, it a matter of WANTING to go and thank God for his blessings
  • Faith cometh by hearing and hearing the word of God.
  • I am Christian but to be honest I so not go to church but I feel that I am still a good christian
  • No, I don't believe so. I think God can find me anywhere.
  • I was taught that if you didn't go to church you would go to hell. Burn baby burn.
  • In my opinion; no. Keep him in your heart, pray often, and read the bible and you should be fine... The reason I say no is that I really don't believe what priests say, nor to I believe every piece of information (I believe some) that's in the bible (don't yell at me, please... I'll explain why) HUMANS wrote the bible... Even claiming to be under the influence of God, who's to say it was true? Plus, it has been edited so many times and had so many chapters removed. A man named Constantine removed many chapters and burned them. He supposedly had a vision half way through his life and became a christian, which is false. He became a christian on his deathbed in fear of Hell... He worshiped a God of Light called Solaris, which translates to Light Bearer... Lucifer also translates to that. The vatican and catholics covered all of that up... :( sorry, but it's true... I don't doubt God's existance even though humans though of it though... I mean no disrespect to anyone and as a human with free will, I am granted my own opinion. I hope this helps... :D
  • I consider myself a Christian but, I don't go to church to prove it. Christianity, in my eyes,means being a good person, doing what I can to help others. I don't really want to be involved in the Church because I can see nothing but bigitory there.
  • No.Some tigers live in zoos.not all prefer jungle.
  • I am a christian but I don't go to church, only for weddings, christenings and funerals...
  • Well depends on which church. In my opinion God is happy to meet you anywhere. As for worship = living out your life in according to the 9 spiritual gifts is ideal. Love, joy,peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self control. This is the christian ideal character. So some may find church supportive others may find it a stubbling block because of some characters. For this reason I keep doing my 9 gifts homework where it's needed..but ironically most difficult at church.
  • Only when you do something really, really wrong. Then you go, donate a couple of bucks (which, by the way, are tax deductible so get a receipt), say a couple of Hail Marys if you're a Cathewlic and voila! You're done with your godly duties till you fuck up next time
  • Christian or no christian...Church can't come home, so you have to go to church :-)
  • The Bible is very clear that we are supposed to gather together-- the local church is the primary meeting place where Christians can gather. In every town and city, there are multiple church gatherings, so you may choose the one that best suits your theology, preferred worship style, and/or makes you feel more included in its service than others. If you do not attend a local gathering, the body of Christ, misses out on the gifts, talents, and wisdom that God has given to you to share with the body. The body is stronger with you present in the gatherings. Think of it this way-- while a pinky toe may not be the largest member of the body, the body does not walk the same without the pinky toe to lend its support to the bodily structure. You may be a small member of the body, but you are important, and the body of Christ misses out on something when you do not show up.
  • No one HAS to do ANYTHING--when it comes to Christianity. One of the benefits of FREE-WILL.
  • No you dont. If you are christian . you know your christian . you dont need a preist to tell you so. you can worship at your house. theres absoulutley nothing rong with church but you can do it on your own
  • It's all up to you. +4
  • No, in my opinion. What good is it to go to church one day a week for one hour and think you are forgiven for all hurts, slights, crimes and are now totally cleansed and able to spout your holier than thou advice to all around you. No, being kind, supportive and helpful to others 24/7 whether human or animal is more Christian. Your actions speak for you.
  • Going to church is not something that's forced, you can go if you want too. It's your choice, anything in life is about choice.
  • A Christian is someone who, having accepted the gift of Jesus Christ's salvation, has made a decision to dedicate his/her life to Christ. A Christian wants a relationship with the Lord, and often finds that through congregational worship in a church, as well as private worship at home. A churchgoer is someone who goes to church. Sometimes churchgoers think they're Christians, but aren't necessarily. Likewise, I would venture to guess that most Christians are churchgoers, but not all.
  • There is a reason God urges His people to not forsake attending church regularly (Hebrews 10:25): He has our best interest at heart! Here are 10 reasons to go to church: 1) FELLOWSHIP. "God wants you to have fellowship with other believers, and you will be weakened spiritually if you don't have active contact with His people." ~Billy Graham "'Fellowship has to do with a mutuality in all parts of your life...You bear one another's burdens and fulfill the law of Christ...pray for one another...love one another..help one another when there is material need...weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. It's growing in an association with people who are moving in the same pathway you are and sharing with each other in your times of victory or need or your times of trial and triumph. It's growing in relationship.' Fellowship is instrumental in shaping us. The Bible says that we become like those we spend time with and good friends sharpen one another just as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17)." 2) ENCOURAGEMENT. "You need spiritual encouragement and help, and one of the most important ways you can receive these is through fellowship with God's people in a church where Christ is taught and lived." ~Billy Graham 3) STRENGTH. "Paul explains that each part of the body exists to meet the needs of the other body parts. In the same way, God intends each of us to meet the needs of other believers, using our strengths to help in their areas of weakness. 1 Corinthians 12:21 expresses it this way: 'The eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you.' Neither can a Christian claim to be self-sufficient today." ~Dr. John Bechtle 4) GROWTH. "When you attend church, you are hearing God's word preached which causes you to grow as a Christian as well as nourishes and strengthens your faith. "There will be little or no growth in the Christian life if a person fails to recieve a steady diet of Scriptural preaching. 1 Peter 2:2-3 declares: 'As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.'" "...Your faith will also be nourished and strengthened through hearing God's Word. Romans 10:17 states: 'So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.' The best place for any person, whether lost or saved, is to be consistently in attendance upon the preaching of God's Word." ~Tim Ross 5) WORSHIP. You are engaging in public worship. In addition to reviving your spirit and encouraging your heart, worship brings pleasure to God. "Worship is not for your benefit [its] for God's benefit. When we worship, our goal is to bring pleasure to God, not ourselves."~Rick Warren "In worship, we are expressing our love and gratitude to God for who he is and what He has done in our lives. When we engage in public worship we are manifesting to other believers as well as the lost world at large that our Lord is worthy of our highest praise and dedication." 6) APPLICATION. You then apply and practice God's truth in your daily life. "As God's people come to hear the Word of the Lord, and be fed and nourished by it, they are to go forth applying and practicing the truth in their daily lives. If you do not faithfully attend church to hear God's message on a consistent basis it is highly unlikely that you will practice the principles of Christianity in your daily life. Hearing and doing God's Word are intricately linked together." ~Tim Ross 7) WARFARE. By not doing so, you are more vunerable to attack from the enemy of your soul, the Devil. [Will add more soon] 8) RESTORATION, HEALING AND POWER. It is in the body of a church that you find restoration and healing--and certain visitations of God's power happen only in the midst of such gatherings of believers." (Stormie) "....First and most basic of all, it is very important that you find a church home and spend time with that body of believers in church. I have not seen the kind of restoration and healing I'm talking about in this book happen without it." 9) SERVICE. In a gathering of believers, you can obey the New Testament's "one another" commands: We are to comfort one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18), build up one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11), confess our sins ot one another (James 5:16), pray for one another (James 5:16), and many more. 10) OBEDIENCE. It is an act of obedience. Hebrews 10:25 declares: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is" or in the Message version "not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching." As a follower of Christ, you are following the example of Christ. "During the earthly life of Jesus Christ, He faithfully attended the synagogue, which was the place of public worship for the Jews. They would gather to read the law, and have one of the teachers expound the truths of the Old Testament. Luke 4:16 states: 'And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as His custom was, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.'" ~Tim Ross "1 John 2:6 declares: "He that saith he abideth in him ought to himself also so to walk, even as he walked." ~Tim Ross
  • No, as long as you have a cross intersecting your vision, ensuring a modified outlook.
  • Nope. A gathering of worship (or talk) between you, your husband, your friend...and your kids give or take...is church. church is the people, the temple is your own body...and togather you worship, praise.... A building isnt a church.

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