He was brave to make that statement. It sounds as if he was more focused on checklist living instead of heart-led living.
That statement makes me think that he was talking of going to church as a cultural activity that had nothing to do with a relationship with Christ. It can be an activity we do once a week that has no live changing effect on our lives
I've heard it said that a lot of those who attend church won't be in heaven. It's one thing to be a church-goer...it's another to ask Christ into your heart and then want to attend church to be in fellowship with other CHRISTians and hear God's work being taught and spoke from the pulpit. Some think that going to church makes them a CHRISTian!!! HOPE this makes sense....bottom line...we need CHRIST in our hearts ALL THE TIME!!!
I've read the book Miss Cindy and I can tell you the book has changed my way of serving Christ. And yes...it is very easy to get caught up in "being raised in church" but not in Christ. There is a profound difference! I wish everyone would take the time to read Not a Fan! Thanks for sharing this post. Connie Royals
millions of words spoken by folks in homes and pulpits,, books written, seminars attended, conferences called into session, money time and effort spent on spiritual journeys~~ and still folks don't seem to ever get, what has forever been offered for free~ ,,"Love One Another"
Ooo good question. To me it means they took her to church on Sunday, but didn't bring the teachings to their home. Christ needs to be the center of our lives and our homes, not just a Sunday thing. It means family and personal prayer, scripture study as a family. Initiating conversations about Christ and living as HE has taught.
Mmmm, I really don't know what the statement means, Cindy. But of course, I have a limit in my reading comprehension being a Filipina....Christine
I think many people go to church just out of habit because that is what they have done for years. Some people use the church as a social meeting place. It seems that is how the man was using church without really understanding true worship. Cindy, you have been nice to visit my blog, Cozy Home Scenes. I need to let you know that I had to give that blog up (legal stuff) so now I am inviting you to come to A COZY PLACE CALLED HOME. It is pretty much the same just a new name. I lost all followers and readers and am trying to let everyone know where to follow again. Thank you for previous visits and come on over if you can. --------- Shannon
To me it means that being a Christian is not a self-improvement project, it's a relationship with the God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. It doesn't much matter if you go to church and don't have that. This book sounds interesting. I'll have to check into it more.
So glad you stopped by to visit.Hugs and blessings, Cindy