Are You A Better Christian If You Regularly Attend Church?

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    Many people think it doesn't make a difference in God's eyes, and others think it does. What is your opinion and why do you hold it. :)

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    Fellowship is a requirement. However finding a true Christian church can be a problem at times.
     
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    Are you better at playing Bingo if you rarely go to the Bingo Parlors?
     
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    Depends on your receptivity to the message. Lots of people, like 0bama, can go to the same church for years and years and years and never hear a word the minister is saying.

    Christ himself regularly pointed out that religiosity is not religion.
     
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    The bible commands Christians to gather with fellow Christians. To actively spread the word. To teach and be taught. To tell others of Jesus and being saved and of the end coming for all.
     
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    Which is not the same as keeping the pew warm.
     
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    It doesn't make a difference in God's eyes, but it does make a difference in your life.
     
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    What's the 'word"? Homos will burn in hell? Condoms are evil?
     
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    I'm not a Christian, so take this with some salt. I think faith is a personal thing, and only the individual will know if they feel closer to their god by attending service or not. It's ultimately up to how you feel in your heart and how you act during the other sex days of the week.
     
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    I sometimes wonder how many people go to Church on Sunday, feeling that they've done their "part" for the week, yet continue to lie, cheat, steal, hit, cuss, molest, commit adultry, etc...but it's all good since they went to Church.


    Wearing a pretty hat or a suit and sitting in a pew for an hour doesn't make you a Christian.

    It's your faith, some choose to keep that personal. Others want to share it with the world.

    Being with other believers is a good thing, as long as you're walking the walk and talking the talk the rest of the time too.

    Or at least trying too, we ALL are human, and sinners, and struggle with our demons too.
     
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