Does the Bible say we have to go to church?
No. There is no command to attend church in the bible only an injuction to not forsake gathering together. But those of us who value being in the presence of those we love are not in need of a command to enjoin us to go to spend time with them.
What does God say about going to church?
If we are part of Christ’s body, we will recognize our need to fit into the body of believers. The church is the place where we come together to encourage one another as members of Christ’s body. Together we fulfill an important purpose on the Earth.
What does God say about not going to church?
First, the common answer is: No, Christians cannot forsake gathering together (Hebrew 10:25). Members should attend every Sunday possible to worship their sovereign and enjoy the assembly of the saints. Of course, this assembly is not perfect. But this body of people is unlike any other gathering on the planet.
Can you go to heaven without going to church?
However, your salvation does not require that you be a Christian and the qualifications for being a Christian doesn’t require regular church attendance. The church has persuaded us that the prerequisite to be a Christian and walk through the gates of heaven is contingent upon church attendance.
Do I have to go to church to be saved?
You do not have to go to church to be saved, but it is highly recommended (see Hebrews 10:24-25) for a variety of reasons: teaching, accountability, fellowship, community, loving one another, praying for one another, encouraging one another, worship together, etc.
Is church mentioned in the Bible?
Matthew 16:18 is the first instance in most English Bibles that the word church is used. Deuteronomy 4:10 is the first instance in the Bible that ekklesia is used in the Septuagint.
Why do we need church?
The Church helps us to maintain organization, teachings, and to create a support system for members. By establishing a church, the Lord ensures that the correct doctrines are taught. The Church provides members with revelations, standards, and guidelines that help us live as Christ would have us live.
Is it bad to not go to church?
No it is not bad if you don’t go to church. In my opinion I believe God wants you to go out and be kind to people and (not forcefully) teach people about him and his love. Church is designed as a teaching tool. Think of it like college classes, you use it for helping others and through your your life.
What day does the Bible say to go to church?
Some folks say the only correct day to go to church is Saturday, the Sabbath. But most Christians go to church on Sunday instead of Saturday. The Saturday folks refer to the ten commandments and one of them is “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.” And sure enough, the Old Testament says so in Exodus 20:8-11.
What is it called when you believe in God but don’t go to church?
The correct term may most likely be a theist or a secular-theist.
Will God be angry if I don’t go to church?
The church is universal and consist of all believers regardless of the denomination, no one group of believers is right for everyone. If you don’t go to a church God will not get mad.
What religion will go to heaven?
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that heaven is the dwelling place of Jehovah and his spirit creatures. They believe that only 144,000 chosen faithful followers (“The Anointed”) will be resurrected to heaven to rule with Christ over the majority of mankind who will live on Earth.