Is it important for me to go to church?

By Eric Johnson 

En Espanol

Someone once said that going to a church won’t make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald’s makes you a Big Mac. And while this analogy is certainly overused, it remains very true. Attending church does not make a person a Christian; however, a Christian becomes involved with a local church because there is the chance to spiritually grow. For it is here where believers gather to encourage, uplift, instruct, and love one another. In fact, scripture says to not stop meeting together. Hebrews 10:25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” While some may feel they can supplement actually attending a church with Christian radio and TV shows with solid preaching. The New Testament stresses it’s vital to attend a local congregation where you can fellowship with other like-minded believers. It may take some effort and require going out of one’s comfort zone, such as volunteering to help in the nursery or becoming involved involved with a home fellowship group or Bible study. We encourage you to do some research and seek out a local church that not only teaches God’s Word but also proclaims true doctrine.

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