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A person cannot be a christian if they do not attend church. Would a Christian agree or disagree?

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"A person cannot be a Christian if they do not attend Church." Would a Christian agree or disagree? This statement implies that for someone to be a Christian they have to attend church regularly and just the important services such as Christmas or the Eucharist. Some definitions for a Christian are: * A person who follows teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ and accepts and believes Christ as their lord saviour. * a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ * Belonging to God A church is a place where for to Christians worship and praise God. A church is formed by a group of Christians who have their own beliefs or share the same ideas of worship. ...read more.


They believe that God is omnipresent and is always in watching, this is a very important factor and belief in the Christian faith. Therefore not attending the house of God would be offending God, people who do this on a regular basis cannot be classified as Christians. In Malachi 3 it states that Christians are obliged to give their tithe which is 10% of what they earn. To do this a Christian has to go to church thus supporting the statement. However other Christians may disagree with this statement because there is more to Christianity than coming to a building every Sunday and to services. Also it isn't that worship can be done in the church only. Christians can worship the God from anywhere even home as God is omnipotent and is able to hear Christians calling upon him wherever they are. ...read more.


Also just because a person attends church doesn't make them any better than another Christian. As Christians believe in life after death when it comes to the judgement day attending church wouldn't allow a Christian to enter the kingdom of God but the way the lived their life, adored God and dedicated their everyday lives to him. Jesus said in John3:3-6 '...I say to you, 'unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.... Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.' Therefore supporting the fact that heaven cannot be attained by going to church but the belief and faith in his the word of God, which is what makes a Christian. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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