Amen N Him for that insight from Ellen G white which gave a lot of insight.. THanks again
From what I have studied it is not a must if there is a true genuine reason not to go. For instance, if you are ill or the church music and teaching are so far off that your conscience will not allow you to go. If we don't go simply because we want to sit at home then we are in serious trouble spiritually.
If a person would rather spend time with unbelievers than believers it is an indicator that they are not converted. Unless we are born again we will not see the kingdom of God.
Birds of a feather flock together. "Can two walk together unless they be agreed ?" Amos 3:3 A coal separated from the fire soon cools off.
Incidently; I noticed that early in this thread someone said that EGW did not have access to the Book of Life because she was not God. I'm sorry but while it is true that EGW is not God and no one ever said she was, she did have access to the Book of Life when God showed her in vision someone who would come up in the first resurrection. As a general rule she had no knowledge but when God showed her, He showed her.
I think you have gotten some good responses Preethi! I would add that going to church and hearing the testimonies of how the Lord has worked in the lives of others helps to strengthen our faith! God bless you!
Yes Pat, ur absolutely Right. Going to chruch will actually strengthens our spiritual life and faith in Christ.. Stay blessed.
That's a very good question. Please let me know when you find the biblical answer.
this verse is the one most encouraging to be in a church building on sabbath together!
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. HEB 10:25
and if u look closely it determines what kind of church to go to
a church that encourages you!
not many do that
what does encouragement look like?
well it looks like JESUS on the CROSS!
that kind of love where we all look at each other with unfathomable value
it shows up in encouragement
and with that comes accountabilty
give each other respect and dignity - no matter how different they are from each other
not to coerce or judge or lord over
but to serve each other
valuing each other with infinite worth of Christs blood!
its not a church if that isnt the practice or the goal
so that verse cant apply to people who cant find that kind of church
maybe its in other places like a 12 step group or anywhere else people seeking GOD knowing and understanding theior frailities who dont try to hide but come out in the light!