Attending Church

A few interesting web articles on why some folks decide not to attend institutional church.

Why I Don’t Go To Church Anymore

Shouldn’t we be committed to a local fellowship? That has been said so often today, that most of us assume it is in the Bible somewhere. I haven’t found it yet. Many of us have been led to believe that we can’t possibly survive without the ‘covering of the body’ and will either fall into error or backslide into sin. But doesn’t that happen inside our local congregations as well?

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Go to Church Anymore

Same old, same old. Opening prayer. Worship. Offertory. Announcements. Sermon. Communion. Closing Prayer. Closing songs. Go back to daily life. Next Sunday. Predictable. Nothing wrong with that per se. Just going in circles. Routine, for me, is a killer.

Stop Me Before I Turn Into A. W. Pink

I believe that Jesus is way happier with his mongrel church than he is the isolation of a guy like Pink. Pink wasn’t in communist China. He was in Scotland. He had options. He just got too theologically picky. His temperament won out over some of the plainer truths of the Bible about Christian fellowship. He took his own theologizing more seriously than he did the Body of Christ, and that’s a mistake.

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3 thoughts on “Attending Church

  1. Shouldn’t we be committed to a local fellowship? That has been said so often today, that most of us assume it is in the Bible somewhere. I haven’t found it yet.

    To this I would question:
    1. Does the Scripture command us to take head to the hearing of the Word?
    2. To take up collections?
    3. To pray for the saints?
    4. Etc…

    I could go on and on… I don’t think the Scriptures command us to be in fellowship with the church because it is so much assumed in so much of what the Scripture teaches.

    Now, regarding how routine church is:

    One that finds the prayers of the saints and preaching of the Word routine has not the Holy Spirit.

    • It may be a matter of interpretation. Does one have to attend a local church to hear the word preached by an Elder, give to the work of the Gospel, pray for the saints, etc?

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