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"A person cannot be a Christian if that person does not attend church". Would a Christian agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you have considered more than one point of view.

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Section C "A person cannot be a Christian if that person does not attend church". Would a Christian agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you have considered more than one point of view. People have different opinions to this question; some would say that attending churches is necessary, while others would argue that worship God in private would also be acceptable. However, they are all in a way right about their view and have their own reasons. The Holy Communion is a crucial part of Christian worship, Jesus had ordered us at the Last Supper: "Do this in remembrance of me." Therefore, by taking part in the Holy Communion, you are obeying Jesus' commands. It is also a sign of unity and a way of getting into a closer relationship with God. But Christians are not able to do this on their own, there must be a fellowship and the service of the Holy Communion must be led by a priest, who takes the part of breaking the bread and sharing the wine. ...read more.

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These specially designated places of worship exist since the beginning of the human history; as God existed even before the universe was created. It symbolises God's 'real' existence, physically, they are in a way God on Earth; it reminds Christians of their faith. The church is also an image of the body of Christ, every fraction of it is essential, even the seemingly insignificant parts. The priests employed in them are servants of the God, they doctrines people to be faithful to God, and teach them Christian beliefs. Consequently Christians worshiping in churches would be helped by others, and taught rightfully of what God wishes people to believe. Christians also have a better physical environment worshipping in the churches, not only that it is a quite and respected place, which allows Christians to concentrate on their prayers, but they could as well be influenced by others that are praying and by the holy, high spirited atmosphere. Despite these reasons that why Christians should worship in churches, there are also reasons for them to worship in private. ...read more.

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Also, the tempo of the services might not match the desired speed of the worshippers, making them feel not being able to concentrate entirely on the prayers. There is truth on both sides, but I believe that Christians could be faithful to God without going to the churches, but however, their faith might not have been a desirable one and might be often be mislead. On the other hand, it does not mean that attending church would necessarily make you a true Christian. I think that Christians should attend church services as regularly as possible, especially the services which one on his/her own could not perform, such as the Holy Communion. But also, if it is felt that more efficiency would be held by praying in private, then this could also be achieved. I believe that, if a Christian physically does not have the benefit of a church, then he could still be a true Christian. however if he/she is able to attend church services, but choose not to, then he/she could not be a true Christian, as he/she could not share a Christian fellowship and experience the Holy Communion. Guagua Bo Harrow School Page 1 of 3 ...read more.

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