Is fellowship necessary in Religious Practice?
February 11, 2007 7:33pm CST
Some Catholics have limited approach to fellowship. You go to the Church and you see people but they do not greet you as a fellow worshiper. Other religious group enjoyed fellowship - as if all members know each other and visited each other.
12 Feb 07
Once a person comes to Christ, he automatically becomes a member of that invisible or universal body of believers. To be a Christian is an individual decision but living out the Christian life for growth and development is done in the context of the family. A gathering of believers of the same mind to study the Scriptures and encourage one another in the faith. A gathering of Christians is the local expression of the universal body of Christ.
12 Feb 07
My only response can come from the Word of God, the Bible, as to me it is the ONLY truth. We read much about the early Church in the book of Acts, where it is recorded that believers shared everything and went house to house to study the Scriptures and to break bread. Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake assembling together, but to fellowship to encourage one another. In 1 Corinthians 12 the apostle Paul spoke of the Church as a body of believers, in which all work together supporting one another and in which every person is of importance to the others. When one hurts, all hurt and when one rejoices, all rejoice. A Christian Church is like a spiritual family where everyone cares about, prays for and encourages others.