As A Christian, Is Going To Church A Must ?

 

Growing up was fun and joyful as we always anticipated Sunday's and church services because that was how we were nurtured and brought up, back then we started from attending Sunday-schools and some other church activities. We were taught some bible verses and rhymes which made us love attending church services more often. Apparently, most of us loved Christ more than our earthly parents (Amusing right?) 

Well, being naive isn't a crime though, but as a Christian do you think it is mandatory to go to church always as a prove of worshiping God whole heartedly ? I have come to realize that most church goers are hypocrites, often times they are two faced meaning they don't always project the true definition of being a Christian as such lifestyle isn't in accordance to Christianity and christian lives.

These days there are lots of fake pastors with fake prophecies and visions, a lot of people has been misled by these so acclaimed men of God. Sometimes, i really don't understand the motive behind Christianity if it isn't practiced the right way and for these reasons a lot of people have digressed from going to churches because it is more safer to be alone than to be led by some sets of hypocrites. I think where most people get things all wrong is basically their perception on how to practice Christianity because since the bible claimed that GOD is everywhere i don't see reasons why church is a must to attend.

God is in you, God is in your heart and God is everywhere so seek for him elsewhere aside the church. That way i believe you can have a more genuine relationship with God

As A Christian, Is Going To Church A Must ?

What's your view? Let's hear from you....

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  • Going to church is not a must for christians because the bible says christ dwell in us and wherever two or three are gather he his there in their midst, so i can be in my house and invite the presence of God to do wonders in my life.

    - Moses Osgood - 2019-08-18 17:33:18 Quote

  • Yes it's a must even the Bible approved that.Looking at it the isrealite doesn't play with the Sabbath Day because it's a order from God to all Christians to sacrifice the Sabbath day for him 

    - Victor Damilare - 2019-08-18 17:41:27 Quote

  • Going to church helps to strengthen your spirit man..sometimes seeing others pray can prompt you to pray, some prayers are better prayed with joining of hands, joining of faith of different people of God..

    - Adelakun David - 2019-08-18 17:42:17 Quote

  • Why I will say going to church is must is because, it has been stated in the commandments God gave to us that,  it is our duty as believers to keep the Sabbath day Holy.  God gave us 7days to engage in our various activities and asked us to sacrifice just a day for him. Although we have fake pastors here and there. As a genuine believer, we're made to know that by their fruit we shall know them,  and that's if truly you serve God truthfully and have a cordial relationship with him. As Christians we're also asked not to forsake the gathering of the believers,  and that where 2 or 3 persons mention of his name, his there with them

    - Abraham Oladoja - 2019-08-18 17:56:15 Quote

  • It should be a must because God himself made reference to it. He made a reference for us to gather together and worship Him. But if one is on able to go to church a particular Sunday not a problem that should keep him not to go next Sunday. 

    We all have our bible and read about what God commanded us. What we need to do is to get to know God personal by so doing the attitude of hypocrisy, fake pastor, and fake prophecy will not be the reason while we should stop to go to Church. Not everybody is going to make heaven, we have such people everywhere. They may be our family member, they may be our neighbor, Colleque at workplace, or a Church member or a pastor. This people are everywhere you can't live on earth without associating with them. The are everywhere not only in the Church. If you are able to identify then, they should not stop you from going to church.

    - Gentle Friday - 2019-08-18 18:31:36 Quote

  • Well, I think going to church is not a must and when you consider the atrocity many of this fake pastors and the rest has caused but since our outmost goal of going to church is God, and Hebrew 10:25 says  "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near" God is interested we go to church.

    - Musa Adegoke - 2019-08-18 18:31:44 Quote

  • Well it is not a must but it is essential, it is just like saying if as a human is eating food a must. If you don't feed your spirit and surround yourself with people whom share same believe with you, you wunt be able to grow. I am typing this from experience. There was a time I felt saturated with the word of God I stopped going to church like before at a point I saw myself doing things I shouldn't do, my prayer life went so low and I almost went into depression

    - Ijeoma Ogbogu - 2019-08-18 18:50:04 Quote

  • Going to church is'nt a must.because in my own opinion God is present at all time serve him with your heart and call upon Him anywhere anytime he will attend to your prayers.He is everywhere not only in the church.even in the church there are so many imposters  in there

    - Martha Samuel - 2019-08-18 19:14:13 Quote

  • As a Christian,it's good to go to church, because the more we listen to his word,the more acquainted we are.However ,going to church shouldn't be because of someone,rather it should be for our own improvement.spiritually and otherwise 

    - Inesei Woyengitari - 2019-08-18 19:21:36 Quote

  • Yes,it is a must. The bible said we should not ignores the gathering of the brethren.

    The Bible also said without faith, no man can  please God and faith cometh by hearing the word of God,this can be done in church.

    The Bible also said were two or three are gathered, he is there in their midst.

    - Okhe Moses - 2019-08-18 19:49:59 Quote

  • No I don't think it's a must because there is a saying that where two or more are gathered inthe name of the Lord the Lord I s with them,so I think it's not a must  because a congregation can be held at home

    - Hassan Adebayo - 2019-08-18 19:59:51 Quote

  • A true follower of Christ will find that they do need to attend church; there they receive help and encouragement from, and fellowship with, those who are working to build this body of Christ.

    - Ayuba Samson - 2019-08-18 20:00:05 Quote

  • Of course yes, in as much as food is a must for growth, so is going to church and participating actively well in the church activities, listening well and putting into practice what is being taught by the guidance of the Holy Spirit is necessary for spiritual growth 

    - Olalekan Farinmade - 2019-08-18 20:13:27 Quote

  • It's expedient we go to church as Christians,even the Bible said, do not forsake the gathering of the brethren. We go to refuel our spiritual life with the word, listening to those who have gone ahead of us in spiritual matters

    - Victoria Victoria - 2019-08-18 20:20:34 Quote

  • This is what the Bible says concerning this issue Hebrews 10:25-31 King James Version (KJV)
     Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

    - Kester Asuelimen - 2019-08-18 20:36:02 Quote

  • Hmm. To me Yeah I agree to God being omnipresent.. Yeah I feel going to church is just like going to meet an assembly of people who feels they should come together to praise God,yeah because God created we humans to praise him.. It shouldn't be a must But I feel it's important

    - Michael Olatunji - 2019-08-18 20:44:38 Quote

  • If we continue looking on the life s of people that goes to church we may not wish to remain Christian's but the reality is church is good for uplifting your spirit and renewing your strength I christ, as the bible puts it, do not neglect the gathering of the brethren.  Here it is telling us that we need to be going to gathering in other to be corrected cos we may not know when we will be going astray thinking we are right, beware the devil always gives us the thought that "it doesn't matter "

    - Kenneth Orji - 2019-08-18 21:20:46 Quote

  • It is a must and not a must. It is must because the bible says "We should not neglect the gathering of believers." Hebrews 10:25.We need each other grow. And we need to gather and have fellowship as one body of Christ.

    It is not a must because there times that one may be reuired at work place, look after a sick relation at home or the hospital etc..in such circumstance, they must not go to CHurch.

    - George Amos - 2019-08-18 21:37:45 Quote

  • The bible says, faith cometh by hearing n hearing the word of God. When you go to church always, you keep hearing the word of God and your faith keeps rising as a result. When your faith is strong enough, then you would stand the test of time. That's what Church does, the gathering of brethren builds your faith. Iron sharpens iron.

    - Iro Bright - 2019-08-18 22:02:04 Quote

  • Yes as a Christian going to church is a must because if you don't go to church you're simply not a Christian you can't call your self a christain obviously if you don't go to church you don't know anything about God you have to go to church to learn more about God

    - Isaac Golden - 2019-08-18 22:07:29 Quote

  • Me as a person believe that it isn't a must because anywhere u find yourself u can make it your own very sanctuary n worship him but still yet the word of God said never we neglect the gathering of our brethren 

    - Samuel Mike - 2019-08-18 22:52:19 Quote

  • As a christian going to church is not a must but we should remember that the Bible say that we should not neglect the gathering of the  brethren and also that faith comes by hearing and hearing  by the word of God.

    - Akpokurerie Adline - 2019-08-18 23:33:37 Quote

  • Its a must because the bible says not forsaking the assembly of ourselves together (Heb.10:25). But if the spirit convinced you that the gathering is not on the right track with God, it is preferable to stay at home and study the word of God and let the spirit leads you to a better gathering

    - Adeniyi James - 2019-08-18 23:56:50 Quote

  • We don't go to church because we're in love with the pastor or the wife of the pastor, or the Sunday School teacher. We should go because we love God and want to worship Him. So you can't do without going to church The Bible says, "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching" (Hebrews 10:25).

    And finally it is just like saying " if I stay at home & read without going for lectures I will pass that maths course" that's pathetic! 

    - Auta Samuel Iyona - 2019-08-19 02:28:09 Quote

  • Since God can answer prayer anywhere, going to church is not mandatory, just believe in God and pray to him anywhere you are and am sure he will answer your prayer. False prophet are preaching now, may God heal the world 

    - Ajayi Akinwumi - 2019-08-19 05:51:11 Quote

  • Yes 

    Cause the Bible as a manual to Christians, and we all know the usefulness of manual. It said not forsaking the assembly of brethren as the manner of some is but exhorting one another and so much the more even as you see the day approaching. so I think it's very important cause we were commanded to do so.

    - Ekwueme Ebenezer - 2019-08-19 06:11:14 Quote

  • U have already said all. Seeking for God nowadays is not must in church or places of worships again, not just God seeking but the leaders of the God showers have make it there way of living that's they have turn the house of God to a business place and also use the advantage of been closer to God than others to archieved their selfishness wishes..

    Well as u said earlier God is e every were seek for him in you and u will get the best connection with Him, but one thing u will put first his Him then other things can follow, also remember that God is not judging us acordinga to our deeds or action but our hearts ist pure and clean with other people, people like friends, families, relatives and other close, closet and far humanity...

    - Ibraheem Danteni - 2019-08-19 06:28:46 Quote

  • Going to church is not a must be having fellowship with brethren is a must . There are places where there are no church building erected you can have the gathering of brethren even in the parlour. Yahweh is not restricted to a location 

    - Israel Shaibu - 2019-08-19 07:13:05 Quote

  • What is most important is your fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ most high. Do whats expected of you in your new lifestyle (Christianity). Love your neighbor as yourself. Work hard and don't rely entirely on what the men of God say to you. 

    - Ikechi Aguma - 2019-08-19 07:20:11 Quote

  • There's a difference between being a Christian and being a believer, You can be a Chritian while you don't believe in God, A believer have the insight of going to church because he/she knows the power portrayed on what and where he is going to. so they are two different things

    - Shedrach Barau - 2019-08-19 07:33:13 Quote

  • It majorly has to do with the faith that one has.. in my own opinion, I do not think it is a must

    - Olalekan Ariyibi - 2019-08-19 08:46:52 Quote

  • God has made it known to us from His book in Hebrews 10 verse 25 that we should always be gathered to fellowship together as Christians. This can be true Bible studies, the Holy communion, mass, Sunday school etc. 

    It is when Christians meet together that they strengthen each other with encouraging words from the Bible. 

    - Emmanuel Paul - 2019-08-19 08:48:37 Quote

  • As a Christian going to church should not be a question because that is one of the best ways in which you can grow spiritually. When you fellowship with others who have like minds with you you all help each other and I think that is the main reason for church; to fellowship with Christ.

    - Nwofor Kenechukwu - 2019-08-19 12:15:00 Quote

  • Christianity is not a practice it's a relationship between Man and God ,if God lives in our hearts must you look for him in a certain place!?  It's not a must but it's important to be with brethren in fellowship

    - Ezekiel Ime - 2019-08-19 12:41:21 Quote

  • Going to church as a Christian helps you to build your relationship with God and also makes you to know more how God loves us so much

    - Emereole Victoria - 2019-08-19 13:18:53 Quote

  • To me,  I think its not a most. You can stay at home and worship God as far as you believe in him and have faith in him

    - Shola Adeyemi - 2019-08-19 13:39:49 Quote

  • Psalm 100:4 says enter his Temple gate with thanksgiving; go into his court with praise give thanks to him and praise him. So it's good to go to church and worship.

    - Oshanaiye Iyanuoluwa - 2019-08-19 13:56:49 Quote

  • I am of the view that the church is a community of belivers that help one another to grow in faith and knowledge of God. One cannot really practise his or her faith by just sitting at home and believing in God. He or she has to belong to the community of belivers.

    - Benedict Oge - 2019-08-19 15:56:19 Quote

  • As a Christian, going to Church is must because God instructed us to do that. "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; so much the more as ye see the day approaching". Heb 10:25. Any Christian who loves the Lord obeys His commandments without trying to rationalize it.

    - Augustine Odhigu - 2019-08-19 17:18:35 Quote

  • I think if going to church was mandated by Christianity,  then it is a must

    - Omotosho Mueez - 2019-08-19 17:21:39 Quote

  • As a Christian, going to Church is must because God instructed us to do that. "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; so much the more as ye see the day approaching". Heb 10:25. Any Christian who loves the Lord obeys His commandments without trying to rationalize it.

    - Toluwanimi Oluwaniyi - 2019-08-19 17:37:04 Quote

  • I think going to church is mandatory for every born again Christian since Jesus christ laid example by spending quality time in the house of God, however religion nowadays has been turned into an avenue for generating income and this has caused the faith of so many to waver. Churches nowadays neglect the major topics affecting religion and Christianity as a whole and dive into other irrelevant topics. If you ask me I think what matters most is serving God in spirit and truth which you can do comfortably in your house, place of work or even while walking. The most important thing is your heart  

    - Olagoke Toluwabori - 2019-08-19 21:23:12 Quote

  • Christian. Look up definitions of the word and you’ll probably find that “person who attends Church” does not fall into any of them. To be a Christian essentially means to be a follower of Christ. And what does it mean to follow Christ? The only place to look to find the true meaning, is the Bible.

    “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24. in my option you should always go to church as a faithful christian 

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-19 21:27:13 Quote

  • I think going to church is never a must, church shouldn't be somewhere we go out of duty but somewhere we go to learn and edify our spiritual life so if you know that Sunday is not a day you feel like learning then  going to church wouldn't be a good idea

    - Nmesomachi Nwikpo - 2019-08-19 22:40:28 Quote

  • The reason why the church is important is for the purpose of learning because there are some kingdom mysteries that you alone might not comprehend but when we come together in fellowship we share insight and revelation together and this would help you grow better spiritually...

    See Hebrews 10:25 for better light.

    - David Oyebade - 2019-08-19 22:53:23 Quote

  • Where two are three are gathered, the presence of God is there. It is not a must but it's good to attend church because that is where all about the word of God is taught and in church one is able to share problems which results to solution 

    - Aribisala Tosin - 2019-08-19 23:59:35 Quote

  • Well, I see Christianity as a personal relationship with God so whether others do it right or not shouldn't bother anyone only if you yourself are on the right track. Also if anyone is really committed to God, then obeying his laws is also very important which includes never abandoning the fellowship of the brethren which was stated clearly in the Bible.

    - Faithful Ugochukwu - 2019-08-20 00:25:42 Quote

  • The number one reason to encourage christians to go to church is because the Bible instructs us to be in relationship with other believers. If we are part of Christ's body, we will recognize our need to fit into the body of believers. The church is the place where we come together to encourage one another as members of Christ's body. Together we fulfill an important purpose on the Earth.

    - Kelechi Nwogwugwu - 2019-08-20 02:09:31 Quote

  • Though there are decite in the Church today because it has never being seperated yet there still those serving God in truth and in Spirit. It is not a reasonable excuse to ignore the gathering of brethren which the bible said is pleasing and to God. Moreso, everyone will give account of his or her own stewardship to God our maker (God) who is Ominipotent, Ominipresent.

    - JOB OMEIZA AUDU - 2019-08-20 04:43:56 Quote

  • To become a devoted Christian, Is very necessary to attend church services, to have fellowship with other believers. Too the Bible make us to understand that where two or there are gathered, that the Almighty is in their midst. Is the fellowship you are thought what is in the holy book. Attending church services is a must to enable you know more about your maker and his purpose for your life.

    - EDEN JOHNSON TAJINERE - 2019-08-20 07:31:30 Quote

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