Thursday, June 19, 2008

"I don't want to go to church"

Can a person be a Christian and not want to be a part of the church?

This question, comes from several conversations that I have had with different people in the last few months.

What do you think?


Steve said...

That's like telling Jesus that you love Him but not His body. It doesn't make ANY sense. Try that with your wife!

Yes, I understand that people have been burned. That's what happens when we interact with other sinful humans, of which the church is full. But still, it's no excuse.

Born-again people need to be in a place where they can exercise their spiritual gifts and recieve nourishment as a member of a functional body.

Westy said...

I think I would say no.

KG said...

I would agree with you both. I don't see how someone who says they love God would want nothing to do with his bride.
Any one have other thoughts on this.

Steve said...

It's often a smokescreen for other issues. When I encounter that attitude, I try to look beneath the surface to see what the real problem might be.

jesse curtis said...

I guess I've sort of stated my position. I would tend to think though that a person could think along those lines and simply be in error and need to be corrected. I mean, there's a lot of shoddy thinking about the church in our culture. But if someone were to refuse correction in that area and pursue a lifestyle apart from the church, then I wouldn't believe that he or she is a Christian.