Archive for July, 2011

Why I Don’t Go to Church

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I’m a God-fearing Christian, an avid Bible reader, and a believer in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.  I’ve been a Christian for nearly 50 years, and I’ve spent thousands of hours in Bible study, prayer, and church service.  I believe that Jesus Christ established His church for the unity and edification of believers; yet, I don’t currently attend church on a regular basis–probably less than once a month.  How can this be?  

I’m not proud of the fact that I don’t attend church regularly.  I lose the potential for enrichment every time I don’t go, and I offer no excuses.  This writing is as much of an indictment against myself as against the church.  I even harbor a certain amount of shame, guilt, and embarrassment about it.  We have met all of our best friends in church, and it breaks my heart to think of the blessings that I’m missing by not going now.  If you have found a church that truly teaches the Bible, and edifies and encourages you, then God bless you–I could learn much from you.  However, I’ve decided to be completely honest here, and devote this writing to my sad predicament, in hope of encouraging others who might be in the same situation.

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