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You can be a Christian without going to church. How far do you agree with this?

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You can be a Christian without going to church. How far do you agree with this? I agree that you can be a Christian without going to church because I believe that if you believe in God and prayer/worship god as our lord you are a Christian. I feel that actually praying to god is far more important than where and how you worship our lord. I have to also say that you are a Christian if you go to church, but you are not any better or worse than those who don't, I feel that it is purely a different way of praying. Many people prefer to pray by themselves rather than in a congregation. I can see their point of view they will feel that on their own and in silence is their best personal way to communicate with god. ...read more.

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They love to stand up and pray in the houses of worship and on the street corners, so that everyone will see them, I assure you, they have already been paid in full. But when you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you." By hypocrites we mean people who prayer for there own good reputation, as it is or just worship to look good, for everyone to see. In a way it is similar to the fact of that when we worship in church we may just be worshipping to be noticed. I know that it isn't in the same extent but you can see a similar link between us in church and the hypocrites out on the street. ...read more.

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People may not want to visit there church because they prefer to worship in silence because at churches you do get little annoying babies crying all throughout communion. When you are trying to say your own personal silent prayer, and to be fair no one can say to me that it doesn't distract him or her from their worship. All in all I think that you don't have to go to church to be a Christian because of the many reasons I have highlighted above. I also mainly think that going to church isn't the only part of Christianity. The most important part of being a Christian is how you treat other people, remembering god sees all, things that happen in every corner of the globe, in church or on the street. You may go to church but outside of church be a criminal, or alternatively it works the other way you may not go to church but still be a perfect person otherwise. Sean McConville R.E Coursework 20/04/07 ...read more.

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