Reasons Why People Don't Go To Church

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  • 2012-05-20T22:25:24

First define church. Define religion.

  • 2011-07-15T09:37:00

To add to the list: Tithing is UN-scriptual for the New Testament believer, HELL is a Christian HOAX, and in the book of Revealation Jesus tells us to come out of her lest we recieve her plagues..

  • 2011-07-12T15:58:22

"I'm not sad. I am perfectly content in my relationship with the Lord outside of the church." Celeste, since the church is the people how can one have a relationship with Christ outside of the church? Christ came to build His church. The church is His bride. He died for His church. He loves His church. He is coming back for His church. It stands to reason that since Christ came to save sinners, that people don't always know how to behave in a "church building" that does not invalidate the church. www.riovistachurchofchrist.com

  • 2011-06-21T02:42:46

I can only speak for myself and here's why I don't have "a" church. #1. issue, the gospel first received will NEVER be preached in ANY church, they'd go broke overnight, and besides, Satan wouldn't like it. #2. Witchcraft. I've never been in a church that wasn't brimming with witchcraft. #3. They are all Spiritless, except for the demons. #5. A "church" which one builds and then invites everyone into is the OPPOSITE of the Great Commission, and opposite of Christ = Antichrist, right? #6. Yeshua says, primarily in Matt 24, that it's the members of these "churches" who are going to murder those like me. #7. They meet on Sunday, the mark of the Roman Whore's authority, and they have ALL fornicated with her! It's actually ON FILM! Shalom?

  • 2011-06-15T23:45:02

AMEN..PRAISE THE LORD!

  • 2011-06-14T05:00:32

Agree! It's our relationship to our God is the most important thing

  • 2011-06-14T04:48:11

It's not about religion BUT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.

  • 2011-06-10T02:20:10

Hey celeste, I'm sorry to hear about the issues with your church life. I will pray for you though and i do encourage you to try another Church out *I can almost guarentee you that if any of the churches at this website are near you they will be good, not perfect though. - http://www.rhema.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=121 **I really encourage you to go to Church though to fellowship with believers and to hear the inspired preaching which God set up to help and train you up. I encourage you because of your past to look for a church that does outreach or loves people. Try a non-denominational Church. I know plenty of churches that love the poor and every type of person.

  • 2011-06-03T11:48:18

I'm not sad. I am perfectly content in my relationship with the Lord outside of the church. Outside of the church I find friends and family I can share my faith with that do not look down on me, and are even willing to offer me help without my even asking. I just think that people need to realize that many churches today are indeed worldly and not reaching out to people. At the church that I went to from 1997 to 2004, there was one day when we took to the streets to invite neighbors to church. I happened to get paired up with the pastor. I found that my pastor was ignoring and not extending his hand out to people who appeared to be poor, and only reaching out to people who appeared to have money. I was the one who would reach out to the less fortunate neighbors, and then my pastor was forced to acknowledge them. This same pastor eventually abandoned the church all together to start an evangelistic music ministry touring around the country. He told us that God had called him to do it. Well that ministry failed. Then he was given a church in Indiana to pastor. The church was located in a poor neighborhood so he uprooted it and moved it to a wealthier neighborhood. The church went under. Now he's been given another church in Iowa to pastor. It's located in a neighborhood that better suites him, but there is mostly elderly people and he and his wife are bored to tears because it is so dead spiritually. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice guy, he is not all bad, but you can sure tell that he's not suited to be a pastor. I think called called him out of our church to get him away from us. The pastor who replaced him wasn't much better. He embraces post-modern church teaching. He also had an extra-marital affair with a married woman who was serving as his secretary. He was made to leave the church and replaced by an very old and boring paster that ministers better to an much older generation, when this church was a younger church. Because of this there have been numerous church splits. The pastor that had an affair was eventually given another church to pastor in a neighboring town. Recently, his wife attended a party where the women of the church were selling and purchasing sex toys. Oh, and could I tell you more true stories regarding other churches. This is the condition of many churches today.

  • 2011-06-03T08:54:47

oh dont be sad celeste

  • 2011-06-01T14:04:05

I went to a church for a number of years and never made any real friends there. I was poor, and even though I never asked anyone for any favors or anything, no one wanted anything to do with me, and I was a divorced mother and they treated my kids unfairly because I didn't have a husband there to defend them. After awhile they began to resent my being there. I think my being there made them feel guilt and instead of taking responsibility for their own feelings they came up with excuses and put downs to justify their behavior towards me. I've tried other churches, and no one will speak to me. They turn their noses up at me. Why would I go to a church when they treat me like that?

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