The scripture states, ” Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of the same is; but exhorting one another: and so much more, as ye see the day. Hebrews 10:25 KJV
Now I have never strayed away from controversial topics and today shalt not be any different. Here is the questiom, “I s church membership/attendance required to make heaven?” Now of course, if you are a non-believer, you can still read this post an just indulge. This is becoming a real debate amongst the saints. (or church-goers) Many are just tired of the politics, extra offerings and church scandals. It appears that every week something new comes up that could shatter your faith. Now, I must provide a disclaimer early, I am convinced that a personal relationship with God is important, but not quite resolved on the question at hand.
Now, I am convinced that a daily prayer, meditation, and scripture reading is required for spiritual growth and development, but what does one do when his/her church has loss its focus. If church was working for a number of us, why is the rates if suicide and depression increasing in the churches. I myself just can’t do the special days anymore. I would rather sit in a nice movie day in the middle of winter. I don’t mind giving honor to whom honor is due, but when we start honoring man more than God it is a problem. How many of us can truly say that our church is involved in real ministry? How many of us can truly say that our church has retired the building fund committee? It just appears that many of the 21st century church are stuck. Now, you may challenge me on this one but let me give you just a few facts;
- Most of us have changed our church membership in the last five years, at least once. LOL
- Most of us have a favorite televangelist. (Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, etc.)
- Most of us are or have boycotted a Building Fund program.
- Most of us ar sick of the same old church rhetoric.
- Most of us have taken a Sunday morning off to visit another church/assembly.(Not to include bedside baptist)
Now that are a couple of perfect church members that probably never complain, but I am sure you have high blood pressure. So I need to hear from you on this hot and trending topic…Is Church Attendace Required to Get to Heaven?
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