I'm a sinner because I don't go to Church

Philippines
June 6, 2010 8:55am CST
Hey everyone, I'm catholic and I seldom go to church but I always pray to God and thank Him for everything and I never hurt anyone. My mother-in-law knew about this and kept on reminding me and my husband to go to church. Last week, she told us not to eat you-know the white round unleavened bread that symbolizes Jesus' body because we rarely go to church. Am I sinner now?
11 responses
@andy77e (5161)
• United States
7 Jun 10
What does the Bible say?
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@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
7 Jun 10
What faith you are doesn't matter. None of them are exactly what they should be. What is important about being a christian is your personal relationship with God. That relationship is within you and between you and God and going to church has nothing to do with it. I don't advise anyone to go to church. Too many of the churches are leading peoiple off out into left field so far they will never be able to get back to God. You keep your relationship with God strictly between you and Him. It is none of man's business. Art
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• Thailand
7 Jun 10
No you are not a sinner! Sin is an invention of the church used to frighten and force people to comply with the will of the church. There is no such thing as sin, only choices of action which are yours alone to make. Your mother-in-law is an excellent example of someone using imagined sin as a way to control your actions and force you in to a behavior that she desires.
@andy77e (5161)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Sin is merely missing the mark of what G-d deems you should do. The church did not invent that.
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• Thailand
7 Jun 10
"Sin is merely missing the mark of what G-d deems you should do." The problem with this is that someone has to determine what mark some god deems that you should do. That mark is almost always set by some religious authority as a way to influence adherence to a set of rules or in this case by the mother-in-law who wishes to force her view of what is correct and categorize behavior that is at variance with her wishes as a sin.
@saphrina (31650)
• South Africa
6 Jun 10
Nope. As long as you belief, i am sure you are fine. I don't go to church ever, so what that makes of me i don't know. What people say about it, i freaking don't care. TATA.
@andy77e (5161)
• United States
7 Jun 10
What about what G-d says about it?
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@saphrina (31650)
• South Africa
7 Jun 10
God knows me by now, sweetie. I know He understand why i am this way. TATA.
@bestboy19 (5480)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Of course you have sinned, we all have. Not going to church isn't what made you a sinner. I do think you should go to church, though. There is a blessing in meeting with like minded people. Why don't you read Hebrews 10:19-25. It addresses the assembling of ourselves.
@bird123 (10519)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Hmmmm?? Let's think this thing out. Church is where God's children come together, right? Doesn't that describe the entire world???? YOU'RE ALREADY IN CHURCH!!!!! Now your religion might not like this but God is happy!!
@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
7 Jun 10
No you are not a sinner! I don't go to church at all and I am not a sinner for during it! My dad would say otherwise like your mother-in-law does with you! I believe in God. I grew up Lutheran but still call myself a Christian. Don't let anyone tell you what to do! It is your chose to not go to church and if your mother-in-law can't handle it,that is her problem!
• India
7 Jun 10
no i dont think so that you are a sinner even if you dont go to church it doesnt matter in sense beacause you do good things god like those who is a good human being he does help everyone you are not a sinner infact you are a great person it doesnot do anything do with that you eat bread it is alright to eat bread we can eat anything that is there to eat just do the hard and good deed god will help you so dont worry you are not a sinner
@crackx (628)
• Belgium
6 Jun 10
My parents have baptized me, but either way I am not believing (atheist). So what matters if you wouldn't go to church? If you respect god so much than ask him to lengthen the days so you could make time for it. Lol.
@redhotpogo (4427)
• United States
6 Jun 10
lol. Everyone is a sinner, but you're not a sinner because you don't go to church. These so called churches are full of sinners. Don't listen to her, you should eat the unleavened bread that represents the body of the Christ.
@Bionicman (3962)
• Czech Republic
6 Jun 10
yes