Is Going To Church A Commandment Or An Option?


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Lady D Bell Profile
Lady D Bell answered
Going to church is an option.
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Lady D Bell
Lady D Bell commented
Nobody is force to go to church. God is not a God that would want people to be force to go to church. Those that love the lord will know to go to the church house on sunday.
Anonymous commented
So... Yeah, that's a no.
Lady D Bell
Lady D Bell commented
Only if you choose not to go, Locke
Jared Profile
Jared answered
It is an option, but if you truly love God...
you would have the want and desire to God to church and praise him and learn His word..
But you should also have devotional time at your house or anywhere with God...
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Ri Tam
Ri Tam commented
Again, I go back to scripture; can you explain, in your own word Hebrews 10:25 "not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: And so much the more, as ye see they day approaching."
Jared commented
That scripture means.....

Do not regret the fellowship we have at church with each other, like some do, but love and encourage one another, more and more as the day of Christ approaches. :)
michael finnegan
michael finnegan commented
More so than just 'regret', the word "forsake" means to abandon, to desert, or leave behind.
Therefore, "not forsaking" literally tells us not to stop meeting together, or as the NIV says "Let us not give up".
Yes, the need for personal Bible study and worship is imperative, but whether we attend church, a regular Bible study, or even a fellowship breakfast, we need each other on a regular basis, for encouragement & confidence, for better understanding the Word, and for accountability.
Brian Lee Profile
Brian Lee answered
We are not told to go to church. But we are told and encouraged or engage in fellowship with other christians.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It's sad when the Christian's need a free thinker to quote scripture.

Exodus 20: 8 - Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.

Deuteronomy 5:12 says the same thing. Going to church is a commandment.

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