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Some Christians believe that you do not need to go to church to be a good Christian, but other Christians believe that you do need to go to church to be a good Christian.

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"You do not need to go to church to be a good Christian" Some Christians believe that you do not need to go to church to be a good Christian, but other Christians believe that you do need to go to church to be a good Christian. My opinion is that you do not need to go church to be a good Christian, I believe this because you can stay at home and do most of the things you can do in church i.e. pray, worship god, learn to understand parables out of the bible. I have thought about going to church to receive the Eucharist which is bread and wine resembling the body and blood of Christ. But I also believe that you do not need to 'ingest' god, he is already with you every step of the way. ...read more.

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* The disabled, elderly or strong believers in not attending church can learn about being a Christian at home through reading the bible, Watching TV, Listening to the radio or other sources of learning. * I have heard a reason for going to church, which is 'By attending church you become part of the community' but I believe that you can be a Christian in isolation without meeting others. In my opinion this statement is more relevant in the world today; unlike years ago when my parents were young and they had to tell their R.E teacher what the gospel on Sunday was about. With pressure of work and unsociable shifts, the ability to attend a formal service is not always possible. ...read more.

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Confessing our sins is another personal conversation with our inner-self and God. Knowing the things that could have offended God and others and asking for forgiveness, understanding that the offences should not be repeated and that some measures of penance is required does not have to take place in a confessional box in a church. Saying you are sorry for a spiteful word or deed is a confession as long as you do not commit the same thing again. We should always remember that God is everywhere he will forgive his children anything and although to worship together as a Christian family is considered the expected, individual worship and confession is an accepted Christian philosophy which in modern times is now popular. Ross Wilson ...read more.

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