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A03 RE Coursework - Churches

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AO3 There are many reasons why you don't have to go to be a good Christian. One of them is that church isn't the only way of praying and it is possible to pray at home or at friend's house. People may not like the formality of church or may find it hard to pray in the church environment. Praying at home may be the only way they feel they can pray to god. Going to church isn't the only way to live a good and caring life, and Matthew 25:31-46 the parable of the final judgement shows us that we will be judged on our actions not how much we pray. ...read more.

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This means that we should do the things that Jesus did, such as care for the poor. At the end of Mass the priest says "go in peace to love and to serve the lord", this means that once the mass is over we have to go out into the world & behave in the way God would want us to, this doesn't say anything about having to go to mass to serve the Lord. Some people might think you do have to go to church to be a good Christian. Some people might think that Gathering together as Christian community helps us grow in faith & imitates the practice of the Early Christians- Acts 2:46. ...read more.

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his birth in the Christmas period and his death in the Easter period. Without these reminders we may be led to forgetting these important events, which could lead some to call you a bad Christian. I personally don't think you should have to go to church to be a good Christian. I think that if you lead a good life and do as God would want then you can be a good Christian. You don't really need to go to church to know how to be a good Christian; most of us are taught when we are young and if we aren't then a bible is available from basically every bookstore in the world and in the bible we are taught the basic principles of being a good Christian. ...read more.

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