Should a christian go to church?

@aindnow (165)
India
September 12, 2006 10:44pm CST
Should a christian go to church or is praying in the house enough for him
57 responses
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
13 Sep 06
The bible says we are to worship with others so that we can encourage each other. I think praying in the house pleases God-sure! But He wants you to experience all the great things He has for you, including fellowship with other christians. It just makes us stronger in our faith walk.
• Sri Lanka
24 Oct 06
its gods will, and church mass is supposed to enlighten you and bring you that much closer in love with god.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Very true but it is not REQUIRED for you to be a Christian. I would certainly recommend it!
@lxrowe (372)
• Australia
3 Oct 06
A Christian shouldn't have to go anywhere special to pray or pay respects to God, dont they say 'God is everywhere'
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• India
14 Sep 06
yea surely coz otherwise u may end up outside godly ways gradually.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
26 Oct 06
You have made a good point here.
@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
A clarification first, the church is not a physical building, in Greek the church is ekklesia, composed of ek (out) and kaleo (called) which means the gathering of the called-out ones, or the called-out assembly. We do not go to church, we are the church and we go to the church meetings. After reading all the above posts, I feel that all the reasons stated are quite self-centered: for salvation (although attending meetings is not the requirement for salvation), for personal edification, purification, gaining blessings, help, strengthens and preserves one's spiritual life, etc. Some would not even attend because of seeing the imperfections of others (By the way, there is no perfect church because it becomes imperfect once you join in.) Some attend just for conscience's sake to fulfill a duty since it is the Lord's commandment (Heb. 10:25). Of course, there are others who attend with impure motives, for commerce, for reunions, for courtship, for political gain, for welfare benefits, for the food, for education, for entertainment, etc. But the most important reason every Christian should realize is that GOD NEEDS THE CHURCH, He obtained the church through His own blood (Acs 20:28). Without Christians meeting together, there will not be the practical expression of the church. In other words, if Christians would not gather together, no one will be able to see the church. God needs Christians to join themselves together to build up His church (Matt. 16:18, Eph. 4:16). May we love the church in the same way God loves the church.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I think what is of MOST importance is not where one prays, it is how one lives their life! I know a great many people who claim to be Christian, yet, live their lives like heathens. Let your actions speak for themselves and live your Christianity!
@jrk0624 (406)
• United States
26 Oct 06
yes i think christians need to go to church not just to pray but to fellowship with their brothers and sisters in christ
@Bettyann (2486)
• United States
26 Oct 06
a church is to or more people jointed together in the grace of god not a building
@milolamb (138)
• Australia
25 Oct 06
We should but many neglect their religion
• United States
24 Oct 06
Church is suppose to develop friendship with other christians and also accountability as well. It helps us walk strong when we are grounded with others but we also should be praying at home too. Both are needed but i dont think that chuch is mandatory but it helps.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I feel it is very important if you're a Christian to attend a local assembly or body of believers who believe as you do. This helps give you a chance to listen to a Pastor who cares about you, sharing Gods word for you in your life, and a place to fellowship with others.
@psmohan (1883)
• India
3 Oct 06
It is upto the individual. Nothing should be compulsory. In Hinduism going to Temple is not mandatory, it is optional.
@matefork (277)
• Philippines
3 Oct 06
They should have at least once every week. The church required their flocks to come to church every Sunday which is when God has taken a rest after the creation.
• India
3 Oct 06
even if a person goes or does not go 2 church ! ...all that matters is his faith and belief in his own soul ! ...and also the belief in the force he calls as god ! :)
@stevej90 (134)
3 Oct 06
Yes a christian should go to church fellowship with other belivers is an important part of the Christian faith.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
3 Oct 06
What I believe is, the entire religion is based on two things. Love thy neighbor same way you love yourself and have faith in the Lord. So if you love your neighbor you will not do any bad thing plus if you have faith in the Lord also the same thing. If you are helpful, behave according to your conscience and believe in God, I personally think going to church is another routine thing, which even if you ignore will not do any harm.
• India
3 Oct 06
Praying is more imp ...it does'nt matter where he is :-"
• United States
3 Oct 06
A Christian should attend church because, you need to fellowship with other believers. To keep you focused on Christ. Praying in the house will not be enough I think that the enemy can come in easily distract you.
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
2 Oct 06
I'm sure alot of people may disagree with me, but I don't feel you have to go to church to believe in God. I know alot of people including myself that believe in God and don't go to Church every Sunday.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
2 Oct 06
Yes - Reasons? * Another opportunity to praise God * God did say to join in numbers to praise Him * Fellowship with Christians * Opportunity to learn something new * Inspiration * Meeting someone from the past, or who can be interesting in the future * Last but not least - it is a commandment.
@moneymind (10521)
• Philippines
2 Oct 06
Yes they should, how often......... I'm not really sure.... greetings. : )