Face it, even people who attend church have stopped attending as frequently as they used to! So why should I start attending church or continue to attend?
It is said that church is irrelevant, too much hypocrisy and its morality is declining!
Lets address it!
Jesus said it best, by their fruits you shall know them! Standing in a garage making vehicle sounds, does not make you a vehicle, no more attending church makes you a Christian! At the same time, please understand there is a difference between a church attendee and a Christian.
While Christians are not perfect people, our lives are to be consistent with the teachings of the bible. Love the Lord with all your heart and your neighbour as yourselves. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. These are the tenants by which Christians live; consistently. Anyone to whom these do not apply ought not to be considered Christians!
As to its relevancy and moral declination, let’s examine the church’s impact on the community. It is still that place where one seeks solace or assistance. While some have diluted their gospel or morality, make no mistake that they are still churches who stills expects their members to live lives consistent with the word of God! They are still Pastors, Priests, Elders and Leaders who refuse to compromise their spiritual integrity!
I maintain that the church should not be adversely judged by the actions of the bad actors.
‘Relaxing’ your faith is an affront to God and to all those who has consistently maintained a pristine walk with God! And pulling away from things of God is characteristic of the relaxing of your faith.
Going to church remains a good way to put the enemy on notice as to your eternal intentions! For the active Christian, it is a necessity! It is a way to achieve spiritual ‘top ups’ and be obedient to “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…”.
If you are not where you should be spiritually, align yourself with a Bible believing church where God is at the centre of all they do!