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?

5 comments:

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.