Monday, September 07, 2009

Question?


In a conversation about church attendance, I heard this......."Like most young people these days, they just aren't very faithful".

Have we missed the meaning of the word faithful in this context? What are your thoughts?


TREY MORGAN said...
Sadly, in the past preachers have preached that attendance is equal to faithfulness. If you attend enough and stay away from the bad things, then you're good to go with God. It's what I call AA religion. Abstinence and Attendance.

As much as I like people being there every time that the door is open, it's not attendance that will get you to heaven.

Sadly I heard a 98 year old man say one time, "Pray for me so I can be faithful, I just don't feel well enough to come to church." I was sad because this man who lived a life as a Christian was thinking he might go to hell because he was too sick to make it to church.

NOW, let me also say there are some young that I really struggle with because they put church on the back burner. The don't see the importance at all and rarely attend, or put everything else in front of it. God did say that Christ and the church go together, you can't have one and not the other.

Somewhere we need to draw a line between AA Christianity and the attitude that "church doesn't really matter."

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TREY MORGAN said...

Sadly, in the past preachers have preached that attendance is equal to faithfulness. If you attend enough and stay away from the bad things, then you're good to go with God. It's what I call AA religion. Abstinence and Attendance.

As much as I like people being there every time that the door is open, it's not attendance that will get you to heaven.

Sadly I heard a 98 year old man say one time, "Pray for me so I can be faithful, I just don't feel well enough to come to church." I was sad because this man who lived a life as a Christian was thinking he might go to hell because he was too sick to make it to church.

NOW, let me also say there are some young that I really struggle with because they put church on the back burner. The don't see the importance at all and rarely attend, or put everything else in front of it. God did say that Christ and the church go together, you can't have one and not the other.

Somewhere we need to draw a line between AA Christianity and the attitude that "church doesn't really matter."

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