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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Okortor: 10:22am On Oct 18
It does...because it has to be a bible believing church where the name of JESUS is mentioned and worshipped in truth and in spirit.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by RAGEofFIRE: 10:22am On Oct 18
undecided
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by TheWalkingMind: 10:22am On Oct 18
Paul attended all church.

Jesus went to all temple.

I hope that sets you free.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Duplik8t77(m): 10:22am On Oct 18
yes. only churches that support #endsars and #endbadgovernance matters
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Kneebow(m): 10:23am On Oct 18
Newman20:
Religion is a scam designed to make you waste your time worshipping a false god.

Be at alert!!!


Don't let any false christian OP deceive you.


"But I too, have been like him. There was an evil hour when I once shipped the anchor of my faith; I cut the cable of my belief; I no longer moored myself hard by the coasts of Revelation;

I allowed my vessel to drift before the wind; I said to reason, "Be thou my captain;" I said to my own brain, "Be thou my rudder;" and I started on my mad voyage. Thank God, it is all over now; but I will tell you its brief history.

It was one hurried sailing over the tempestuous ocean of free thought. I went on, and as I went, the skies began to darken; but to make up for that deficiency, the waters were brilliant with coruscations of brilliancy. I saw sparks flying upward that pleased me, and I thought, "If this be free thought,

it is a happy thing." My thoughts seemed gems, and I scattered stars with both my hands; but anon, instead of these coruscations of glory,

I saw grim fiends, fierce and horrible, start up from the waters, and as I dashed on, they gnashed their teeth, and grinned upon me; they seized the prow of my ship and dragged me on, while I, in part, gloried at the rapidity of my motion, but yet shuddered at the terrific rate with which I passed the old landmarks of my faith.

As I hurried forward, with an awful speed, I began to doubt my very existence; I doubted if there were a world, I doubted if there was such a thing as myself. I went to the very verge of the dreary realms of unbelief. I went to the very bottom of the sea of Infidelity.

I doubted everything. But here the devil foiled himself: for the very extravagance of the doubt, proved its absurdity. Just when I saw the bottom of that sea, there came a voice which said, "And can this doubt be true?" At this very thought I awoke.

I started from that deathdream, which, God knows might have damned my soul, and ruined this, my body, if I had not awoke. When I arose, faith took the helm; from that moment I doubted not. Faith steered me back; faith cried, "Away, away!" I cast my anchor on Calvary; I lifted my eye to God; and here I am, "alive, and out of hell."

Therefore, I speak what I do know. I have sailed that perilous voyage; I have come safe to land. Ask me again to be an infidel! No; I have tried it; it was sweet at first, but bitter afterwards. Now, lashed to God's gospel more firmly than ever, standing as on a rock of adamant, I defy the arguments of hell to move me; for "I know in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him."

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by BreconHills: 10:25am On Oct 18
LadyExcellency:
It matters 101%

Any Church that doesn't preach 100% Holiness and Peace with Humanity (as much as is possible) is not by nor of Jesus Christ

Holiness and peace?

Not the Kingdom of God and the atoning death of Christ on the Cross as door into the Kingdom? What type of Holiness is this?

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by fredie107(m): 10:25am On Oct 18
Yes! It matters.....

Don't attend a church because it is close to you, attend a church because the gospel is preached undiluted......

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by ArewaHero(m): 10:26am On Oct 18
ALLAH SARKi
hmmmi if na Muslim thread now insults go full , some people ehn

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Newman20: 10:28am On Oct 18
Kneebow:



"But I too, have been like him. There was an evil hour when I once shipped the anchor of my faith; I cut the cable of my belief; I no longer moored myself hard by the coasts of Revelation;

I allowed my vessel to drift before the wind; I said to reason, "Be thou my captain;" I said to my own brain, "Be thou my rudder;" and I started on my mad voyage. Thank God, it is all over now; but I will tell you its brief history.

It was one hurried sailing over the tempestuous ocean of free thought. I went on, and as I went, the skies began to darken; but to make up for that deficiency, the waters were brilliant with coruscations of brilliancy. I saw sparks flying upward that pleased me, and I thought, "If this be free thought,

it is a happy thing." My thoughts seemed gems, and I scattered stars with both my hands; but anon, instead of these coruscations of glory,

I saw grim fiends, fierce and horrible, start up from the waters, and as I dashed on, they gnashed their teeth, and grinned upon me; they seized the prow of my ship and dragged me on, while I, in part, gloried at the rapidity of my motion, but yet shuddered at the terrific rate with which I passed the old landmarks of my faith.

As I hurried forward, with an awful speed, I began to doubt my very existence; I doubted if there were a world, I doubted if there was such a thing as myself. I went to the very verge of the dreary realms of unbelief. I went to the very bottom of the sea of Infidelity.

I doubted everything. But here the devil foiled himself: for the very extravagance of the doubt, proved its absurdity. Just when I saw the bottom of that sea, there came a voice which said, "And can this doubt be true?" At this very thought I awoke.

I started from that deathdream, which, God knows might have damned my soul, and ruined this, my body, if I had not awoke. When I arose, faith took the helm; from that moment I doubted not. Faith steered me back; faith cried, "Away, away!" I cast my anchor on Calvary; I lifted my eye to God; and here I am, "alive, and out of hell."

Therefore, I speak what I do know. I have sailed that perilous voyage; I have come safe to land. Ask me again to be an infidel! No; I have tried it; it was sweet at first, but bitter afterwards. Now, lashed to God's gospel more firmly than ever, standing as on a rock of adamant, I defy the arguments of hell to move me; for "I know in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him."


Please don't fill my mention with meaningless trash. angry
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by kelechi50: 10:29am On Oct 18
Yeah, the Bible says don't be unequally yoked together with unbelievers
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Drsnives(m): 10:30am On Oct 18
InvertedHammer:
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Your church matters a lot.
Some take one offering while some take multiple offerings. There are different levels of extortion depending on church. So make sure to go to the ones that don't empty your pockets.

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Examples please
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Olarewaju89: 10:30am On Oct 18
Madibahisback:
Fuvk you all

Most you comment

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by fergie001(m): 10:33am On Oct 18
After attending one or two Churches like that......I do know it matters.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Triangles1(m): 10:34am On Oct 18
MrGoood:
God is everywhere, Pray from your bedroom and you will see wonders, Help the less privileged and be kind to everyone, Christianity is not more than that.


So I was not left alone, I thought I'm the only one that believed this.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by bammo: 10:40am On Oct 18
psucc:
It matters a lot.
Reason:
So many churches are reserviour for hell fire. Though they still shout Jesus, their Jesus maybe different from the one you innocently know. Their teachings and practices are at variance with biblical truth.

And of course, they allow you to go on with "life" after all, "once saved, forever save'. They allow all kinds of lifestyle, including indecent dressing, etc.

More so, they look the other way on the shortcomings of the brethren. No form of discipline.

The worst is that, the above had found its way into the Church of Christ - those preparing souls for the Kingdom. Most of our Pastors are after financial members. They do not care about what sought of job the brother/sister is doing provided he pays his tithe, gives bountiful offerings and support the church projects. Oh! that's a member in good standing!

May God help us.
Churches can't really control your sense of dressing and your fashion... Your salvation is up to you boss

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by BigDawsNet: 10:43am On Oct 18
Fear God
Know God
Belive in God

That's the most important..


Church is worship center to meet God...

I love going to church but not everytime
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Blexino(f): 10:44am On Oct 18
your heart really do matters
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Myer: 10:44am On Oct 18
psucc:
It matters a lot.
Reason:
So many churches are reserviour for hell fire. Though they still shout Jesus, their Jesus maybe different from the one you innocently know. Their teachings and practices are at variance with biblical truth.

And of course, they allow you to go on with "life" after all, "once saved, forever save'. They allow all kinds of lifestyle, including indecent dressing, etc.

More so, they look the other way on the shortcomings of the brethren. No form of discipline.

The worst is that, the above had found its way into the Church of Christ - those preparing souls for the Kingdom. Most of our Pastors are after financial members. They do not care about what sought of job the brother/sister is doing provided he pays his tithe, gives bountiful offerings and support the church projects. Oh! that's a member in good standing!

May God help us.

That is simply one opinion.

Churches that preach such are also preaching from the bible.

If you have ever spent the time to read your bible you will realize that God called Paul and Barnabas to the uncircumcised. And all they have to do is have Faith in Christ and they are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Not of works but Faith.

Galatiana 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me, as the gospel of the circumcision was to Peter;

Who are you to judge them when the log in your eyes is far bigger. Only you know your own sins.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by kilonshele101(m): 10:45am On Oct 18
it does to some extent and it doesn't in another sense.


it does in the sense that you don't expect me to go to a church that doesn't preach salvation and holiness.

it's doesn't in the sense that your personal relationship with the Lord is the key.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by chaloskyx: 10:46am On Oct 18
NO YOU HEART AND THE WAY YOU SERVE AND OBEY GOD IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE TIME DOES EVERYONE THAT GOES TO CHURCH IS HOLY BUT ONCE THEY THEY LEAVE CHURCH AND RESUME THEIR PRIVATE ACTIVITIES MOST DIVIATE FROM THE LORDS TEACHINGS AND FOLLOW THEIR OWN CONVICTIONS
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Ayula911: 10:50am On Oct 18
Okay

Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by golddare: 10:52am On Oct 18
JMAN05:


'Church won't take you to heaven.' 'In heaven, God will not ask you which church you attended'. 'Be spiritual, not religious, your church doesn't matter, what matters is your heart, after all there are good people in every religion'.

Does that sound similar to what you ve said before? Perhaps you had to say that to someone who finds fault with your church, or who advise that you change your faith. You are not the only one with that opinion. Many who believe it favor non-denominational churches or ministries. They inter-faith with others of different faith. However, what does the Bible say? Does church matter?

At Matt 7:13,14, Jesus spoke about two roads. One leading to life and the other leading to death. Some may posit that the two roads and two gates refer to two types of humans - righteous and unrighteous people - That the bad people are much more than the righteous. But how can that be, if the broad road refers to bad people, how can bad people also go in through it? It's like in Maths, you say let X represent water pipe, and let Y represent water. Then we still come and say water will go in through Y. Is that logical? You can only say Y will go in through X.

Therefore, we can say that the two roads represent true and false religion. Many are in through the false religion, while few are FINDING the true religion. Ok, but that should refer to false religions like Islam, Traditional religions, Hinduism etc. Well, Jesus words continuous, after speaking of false prophets and the good and bad tree, in verses 21-23, he continued.

He said:

"Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my father who is in the heavens will. 22. Many will say to me in that day: 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name? 23 And then I will declare to them: 'i never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!'.

From the above words of Jesus, we can agree that he was even specifically talking about Christian religion (The good and bad trees). He was contextually positing that false Christian churches will abound, many will flow into it.

Someone will say, 'this refers to those who do the work of God, but they don't live by Bible principles. God can use a pastor, even though the pastor is into sin'. But did we notice what Jesus said above? He said he NEVER knew them. Meaning that God has not been using them all along. 'But' someone may inquire, 'my pastor doesn't use charms, nor any talisman, but he performs many miracles by God's name'.

Yes, Jesus says such people will exist, they will perform powerful works by Jesus name. But Jesus doesn't use them.

But can't I be in such a church and still follow my Bible?

Can we consider that next..

As much as I would have loved to say No but the reality in African churches will make me say Yes.

The Christian race has been made difficult for many believers through self imposed religion, doctrines, greediness and poor understanding of the scriptures. While on the other hand some churches have made the Christian race easier for many.

Let your bible be your primary church while the Holy Spirit your primary Pastor. The choice is yours.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by phemy36(m): 10:53am On Oct 18
Newman20:
Religion is a scam designed to make you waste your time worshipping a false god.

Be at alert!!!


Don't let any false christian OP deceive you.

End time sign. Christian beware of this fellow
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Newman20: 10:57am On Oct 18
phemy36:


End time sign. Christian beware of this fellow


Humans beware of this enslaved being.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Wolgrace(m): 10:59am On Oct 18
Yeah it does
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Athiefku: 11:05am On Oct 18
It does, especially if your pastor has no other job apart from being a pastor and milking sheep
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by christopher123(m): 11:07am On Oct 18
MrGoood:
God is everywhere, Pray from your bedroom and you will see wonders, Help the less privileged and be kind to everyone, Christianity is not more than that.

that is the whole thing.... 100% correct
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by ObaKlaz: 11:10am On Oct 18
ictplotter:
My question is, which church did jesus or his disciples worship? Christianity was perfect by christ without disunity during his life time.. some thousand years after his death. A Jewish rapist and prosecutor called saul, who latter rebrand himself as paul, brainwashed the entire Christians into his religious by impersonating and hiding under the good work of jesus christ. Christianity is an indirect religion of christ but direct religion of paul. Paul the founder of Christianity is confusionist and naturally christianity are bound with alot of confusions. It sound stupid, as a Christian telling me to mind the church i worship with. How do we know the really church? When every church claim to be the best.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Karleb(m): 11:14am On Oct 18
Yes it does.
Heaven is made for only (we) the Jehovah's witness.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by naijadrivablog: 11:15am On Oct 18
It does. Some people are gathering people for Heaven while others for hell. Many fake Ministers abound in the world. Be watchful.

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