Do you have to go to church to be a Christian?

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By Tim Roach


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Does a person have to go to church to be a good Christian?

Realistically simply going to church makes a person a Christian about as much as standing in the garage makes a person a car even if the person also makes car noises. Unfortunately that is what a lot of people claiming to be christian do. They go to church make lots of "christian" noises but live a very unchristian life.

Now I will say, that if a person finds a good church with good people in it, going to church really does help build up and strengthen the our sprit. If you are feeling like it would be good to go to church, go to several churches as obviously some are more solidly grounded in the true faith than others. However, it is also important to remember no person nor church is perfect.

Unfortunately there are a lot of people that forget or perhaps were never taught what it is to be a true Christian or follower of Christ.

For all Christians Are Ministers/Teachers in the Body of Christ. By that I don't mean standing up and lecturing or knocking on doors or doing so many of the things people think is required to be a good Christian spreading the word and trying to convert everyone they see. People around us watch and learn by our very actions, how we act, how we respond to situations, simply how we live our life. As Christians are we doing what is right or do we slide and do something else? (do we sincerely try to be honest with everything we do or do we lie, cheat, steal, etc.)

Believe it or not, our day to day actions (not our words but our actions) really are the only teaching of the bible and exposure to Our Creator some people have ever experienced. And our actions make a HUGE difference in the minds of others that are de siding if they should follow the ways of Our Creator or not.

If you can find a church in your area that has a good solid biblical foundation, going to church, really does help to build our spiritual strength. And it helps to make sure we stay on the proper track if we have others around us that are also following the True ways of Our Creator.

For when we study totally alone and don't listen to anyone it is easy for The Devil to whisper in our ears and get us to interpret the bible out of context and use it to justify things that are just not right. That also includes pastors and church leadership, which is one of the reasons why so many once good churches have crumbled. (When we start being so prideful that we believe we are always right and being blind to what we are really doing.)

These days so many churches are so commercial that finding one that truly has a spiritual foundation is sometimes difficult. But good churches do exist.

Much like finding truly good and honest people, there are some in the world, but they are few and far between.



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