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Would you consider...

would you consider someone who doesnt go to church but lives for God everyday a bad christian?
another words should i feel guilty for choosing to have bible study instead? because church feels fake to me since i know everyone there and all the bad things they've done ...and its awkward when they sing. its uncomfortable to the max! i even tried going to another church, i baked for them twice for two events and they NEVER said thank you and the pastor would always talk about how nobody should leave, since they are a well established blah blah blah...i used to go all the time until i learned more about the people there, then i had second thoughts
so that was a turn off, and i have had no success and learn WAY more at bible study :)

i hope this doesn't offend anyone, i have no intentions to, just am having a hard time finding a church i like

 
Liz4Life

Asked by Liz4Life at 10:15 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (8)
  • No!!! Church was created by mankind. NOT God. You DONT have to go to a church to be a good Christian. Living your life for God is good enough in God's eyes. Any church goer's who tell you otherwise is only trying to get you to join so YOU can give your $$ so the pastor can drive a new car or live a good life. Church's are FULL of hypocrites who have bought into man kind's Dogma of "religion"
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 10:20 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • There is no reason anyone should feel pressure to attend a "church" I would encourage fellowship with other believers. but church is not for everyone. bible study and having your own personal relationship is good enough.
    sarahlu

    Answer by sarahlu at 10:21 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • no way!! keep it in your heart...not in the churches pockets, okay.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:21 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • The Bible says to gather, which you are doing with your study, but I think you should keep trying to finding a different church. If the church feels fake, there is something to it and you should not ignore how you feel. Since the study is helping you grow, focus on it until you find a better church to belong to.
    RobotLady

    Answer by RobotLady at 10:22 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Absolutly NOT.

    I believe that God is our hearts and our minds. You do not need a piece of paper, a building or anyone "special" there to pray or accept or praise him. All religion is based on beliefs and whatever you believe to be true to your hear and moral system is the right path ♥
    xXShutterflyXx

    Answer by xXShutterflyXx at 10:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • No. That church wouldn't fit me and it doesn't sound like you felt right there either. On the other hand, a bible study is made up of sinners too. No one is perfect. Certainly not me.
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:27 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Not going to church does not make you a bad Christian. Aslong as you're getting fellowship somehow then I think it's sufficient enough to satisfy yur soul. Please remember though, Christians are not perfect...and we all sin. This is why we need Jesus. It kind of sounds like you're judging those around you. If that church isn't satisfying for you, try something else. Not all churches behave in the manner of the one you described. Pray to God for help in finding a place you belong :)
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 10:27 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Remember your going to Church for the word of God. It dose not matter if you meet the standards of others that are in the Church. You are not there for them. In the last days there will be no more Churches and were you pray will be your steeple. You are judging others. God is the one that is the judge of others not you. So do not worry about what they say. You know God loves you for your charity,. God knows when you bring food to feed others at Church is a act of kindness and he thanks you for that with his love.J ust remember when people complain it is usually because they want things to be better for others .When you sing ,sing loud and clear because your singing for God.

    Glo402813

    Answer by Glo402813 at 10:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2011