To go or not to go to church has become a regular dilemma for a lot of Christians.Regardless of what your reason is for not going to church, the reality is that the church is a non-negotiable part of every Christian’s life.
Here are three important reasons why you need and should always go to church.
1. It is God’s intention for His Children: The Bible is very clear on one thing, which is that human beings were never meant to be islands. We are never created to exist by ourselves.
Ecclesiastes 4:9–10 says this: “It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, but if there’s no one to help, tough!”
2. It is an opportunity to grow: It is easy to think you are perfect when you are by yourself. However, the real test is when you are around others, which is where the church comes in. Here, you have the room to learn to love others, forgive, stop being selfish and basically become a better human being.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together … but encouraging one another” – Hebrews 10:24–25.
3. It is a much-needed safety net: Every day, we wake up and go into a wild world that does not always align with a Christian’s beliefs.Doing this every single day is enough to ruin anyone’s faith/beliefs especially if you don’t have a place or a group of people to turn to.People that share your faith and can give you the strength to face the cruel, scary world the next day and the day after that.The church can be a great comfort zone where you get to unwind and truly rest in God’s presence.