Even if you don't go to church and neither do you read the bible or pray ?? Or because you went there a couple of times??? Or because you have family that's Christian that go to church???
I see alot of people around me calling themselves Christians and they don't even go to church, then thres some who be calling themselves Christians because their families go to church... My point is why would you called yourself that if you don't even have no type of relationship with god or neither have you accepted him??? I mean i was raised in church forcefully by my family growing up up until 15 yrs old.. then as i got older i stop going because it just didn't feel right going knowing i wasn't feeling the church where i was assisting or knowing i wasn't gonna pay any attention. If i go to church again someday is because deep in my heart im gonna want to have a relationship back with god. But right up until know i don't wanna call myself Christian knowing im not going to church or neither do i have a relationship with god at all.br />
Being a real Christian comes with so much more then just going to church. Its a whole way of life. Im a Christian and i still mess up and make mistakes. Im not perfect, but Gods love for me is. Im lucky enough to wake up to a new day each morning. I make mistakes and i may say wrong things. But luckily there's forgiveness.
Anyone that says that a "real" Christian always goes to church, should realize. Jesus spent more time in the street and in the world then he did in church.
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car"
I know you know people who sit in those church pews every Sunday praising God, then cheating on their spouse repeatedly and other such things. Just like there are pwople who never set foot in a church and are very "christian-like".
Never understood what being in a church building had to do with religion.
How does going to church sitting there staring at the wall because I cannot hear going to make me a better christian? I am deaf, you understand? I don't hear anything. I just sit there for two long boring hours shuffling around.
As for christianity, I get what you are saying and in a great deal of cases I agree, however, being a "christian" is not what gets you to heaven or brings you closer to God, or devoted to God.
I have seen many people that attend church and are the furthest away from God "thinking" they are God's devoted ones. These same people put on a "show" act all holy and falling down crying and blah blah, then when church is over its like others don't exist their behaviors are terrible.
So no, I wouldn't say church in any way makes you better christian or closer to God or devoted to your faith.
Don't you think is disrespectful fooling yourself and im gods eyes calling yourself Christian knowing you dont even assisting church or read the bible???
what difference does it make if I do or do not go to church? What is the point when I cannot hear anyhow?