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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Sancs(m): 11:16am On Oct 18
Newman20:



Humans beware of this enslaved being.

I hope he does know that Africans became Christian through Slavery
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Moscodee1990(m): 11:17am On Oct 18
It matters to some extent o
There are some terrible churches out there,
Even though just Church can't take us to his (God) Kingdom.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by biilwwu(m): 11:22am On Oct 18
Worship in a bible believing church , Where they take Holiness as serious matter, and Holy spirit filled. Where teaching about kingdom of God and hell fire is paramount.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by freeborn02: 11:23am 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.

You are a dumb Christian that thinks he is right. Do you know there are people in Church of Christ that serv God more faithfully than your pastors? Boy, stop being stupid.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by ObaKlaz: 11:24am 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.
Obviously, Paul's mighty exploits for Christ hurt Satan so much till this very day, that he decided to raise some vile souls from each generation to smear Paul's personality and teachings.


The same was/is done to Jesus Himself. If the Head of the house was called a wine bibber, gluttonous and a performer of Satan-facilitated miracles, how much more His mere labourer too!

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by jozz(m): 11:24am On Oct 18
It does, don't be deceived.
You cannot be part of a church carrying out fake miracles and extorting people on the basis of a non scriptural and false prosperity foctrine and expect salvation.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by ruffDiamond: 11:25am On Oct 18
religion is a bigger scam than SCAM than SCAMdemic !it enslaves rather than freed, it blocks your power to reason, rationalize, turn logic on its head,reduces you to an illogical
being ,denying REALITY, proven FACT,
breed corruption, HYPOCRISY, charlatanism et c it's a form. of m.en tal slavery! emancipate yourself from them all.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by freeborn02: 11:25am On Oct 18
itzmarvyx:

Ever read the Scriptures "don't forsake the fellowship of the brethren" and "iron sharpens iron?"

You can listen to Christian messages and watch videos to get sharpened. I learned a lot from Oyedepo without ever visiting his church for once.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by femi4: 11:27am On Oct 18
ILoveDemMANNA:
Culled:

A Bible Believing Church that preaches more on Salvation rather than Prosperity is what a True Christian should go to.
Wrong.

A Bible believing Church that teaches as God leads.

At the wedding in Galilee, he performed miracles without teaching.

At the mountain, he fed them physically before teaching them

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by WILLuKPquiet: 11:30am On Oct 18
nairanaira12:
To me, it doesn't matter so long as the church confesses Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

God will never judge anyone based on your church. He will judge you based on your personal relationship with him.

I've seen many C&S churche members that refuse to stain themselves with sin, while I've seen members of RCCG and even winners that eat sin like it is snacks.

Judge by yourself, will God now judge them based on their churches? Never!

You are not far wrong as you made a point though.
Church matters very very much. Lots of Churches are dens of Satan. Their foundation is evil and many preach heresies.

Where in the Bible did Jesus support rituals. They would tell you we will do "Eto" for you. Sometimes they call it "ise" (work)

They take women to the streams to bath for them. Give them soaps and all manner to use.

Church matters. And before you can know if your Church is genuine, you would be rooted in the word yourself.

Remain blessed.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Harkinloyhe19(m): 11:32am On Oct 18
No criticism but Thank God I am a Muslim.. Well, I pray anywhere as long as my soul is connected to God.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Timothyoj(m): 11:36am 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.

On spot......
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Timothyoj(m): 11:38am On Oct 18
itzmarvyx:

Ever read the Scriptures "don't forsake the fellowship of the brethren" and "iron sharpens iron?"

Yes you are right bro, but human beings have destroyed so many Christian dealings and they took it deeper that we all think of.

Your heart is key bro.....
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by APOSTLECHUMA: 11:46am On Oct 18
YES IT MATTERS BECAUSE IN BIBLE DAYS, CHURCHES WHETHER IN EPHESUS, THYATIRA OR SARDIS BELIEVED AND PRACTISED THESAME BIBLE DOCTRINES BUT TODAY BECAUSE OF THE PROPHECIED FALLING AWAY FROM THE TRUTH IN THE LAST DAYS, AS THEIR NAMES DIFFER, SO ALSO DO THEY DIFFER IN TEACHINGS AND PRACTISES, MEANING THAT THEY HAVE FALLEN AWAY FROM THE TRUTH. THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD IS ESTABLISHED UPON THE DOCTRINES OF THE 12 APOSTLES AND ANY CHURCH WHETHER CHRIST EMBASSY, DOMINION CITY, LORD'S CHOSEN, REDEEMED, ETC THAT IS NOT BUILT UPON THOSE APOSTOLIC TEACHINGS, IS A CHURCH OF SATAN THOUGH IT CAN CLAIM TO BE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST. EVERY DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH ON EARTH TODAY, CAME OUT FROM THE GREAT HARLOT THAT THE BIBLE SPOKE ABOUT IN REV 17- MYSTERY BABYLON THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND THIS WOMAN IS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. IF YOU ARE IN ANY OF HER DAUGHTER CHURCHES BORN WITH HER BLOOD OF SPIRITUAL FORNICATION (FALSE TEACHINGS) WHICH SHE INTRODUCED INTO CHRISTIANITY WHEN SHE INTER-MARRIED PAGANISM WITH CHRISTIANITY, U NEED TO ASK GOD FOR GRACE TO FIND A TRUE BIBLE BASED CHURCH. REV 18-4, GOD CALLED ON US TO COME OUT OF HER SO THAT WE WILL NOT PAR TAKE IN HER PLAQUES AS GOD WILL BURN HER AND HER DAUGHTERS UP FOR THEIR WHOREDOM. ALL CHURCHES UNDER HEAVEN ARE NOW IN ECUMENISM WITH POPE AS IT'S HEAD WHILE ALL THE RELIGIONS OF THIS EARTH ARE NOW UNDER INTERFAITHISM WITH THESAME POPE AS IT'S HEAD AND PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THESE ARE FOR THE MARK OF THE BEAST BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FED WITH THE LIE THAT THE MOVES ARE FOR UNITY IN DIVERSITY. CAN 2 WORK TOGETHER EXCEPT THEY AGREE ? HOW COME IT IS HAPPENING UNDER YOUR NOSE AND YOU CANT SEE IT ? cfountainoftruth@yahoo.com
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by IsraelOA(m): 11:53am On Oct 18
First off, a lot of people here don't know the difference between CHURCH and DENOMINATION.

SMH
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by elmodee7: 11:55am On Oct 18
Only the gullible are influenced .
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by demoBaba: 12:11pm 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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No pastor will force offering on you.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by lexy2014: 12:21pm On Oct 18
STENON:
Life is very simple. Religion makes everything complicated.
Live and let others live is the golden rule !!!

There's some wisdom here u know
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by harmony75: 12:29pm On Oct 18
church matters go to Bible believing church, be prayerful, study the word of God the Bible to have your own conviction, the Holy Spirit will tell things even if you're being misled. the fellowship matters in the life of a Christian, seek the right path and God will show up for you..God bless you! how was your service today? God bless Nigerian youths big time ������
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Nobody: 12:29pm On Oct 18
itzmarvyx:

Ever read the Scriptures "don't forsake the fellowship of the brethren" and "iron sharpens iron?"
please can I get the Bible quote for that " don't forsake the fellowship...?"
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by MrNipplesLover(m): 12:34pm On Oct 18
Thank you, Jesus. ❤


we move. ✌

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by HRprof: 12:41pm On Oct 18
Me that attend online church does it count? grin grin
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Lamasta(m): 12:46pm On Oct 18
Look for a bible believing church and serve your maker there in spirit and in truth.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by Fisayo12345: 12:47pm On Oct 18
YesYesl[sub][/sub] embarassed

Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by prinj(m): 12:52pm On Oct 18
My dear poster, the church you attend matters a lot, in fact its an integral part through which the genuine word of God is preached and introduced especially to those who had never known their stand and intricase of spiritual steps in Christ
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by itzmarvyx(m): 12:54pm On Oct 18
Ezeaku21:
please can I get the Bible quote for that " don't forsake the fellowship...?"
Hebrews 10:25 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."
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by itzmarvyx(m): 12:58pm On Oct 18
freeborn02:


You can listen to Christian messages and watch videos to get sharpened. I learned a lot from Oyedepo without ever visiting his church for once.
Agreed. Thank God for technology but you'll agree with me that there's this corporate anointing and atmosphere that abounds when brethren gather together to sing and pray to God that cannot be substituted for Christian messages and video.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by itzmarvyx(m): 1:00pm On Oct 18
Timothyoj:


Yes you are right bro, but human beings have destroyed so many Christian dealings and they took it deeper that we all think of.

Your heart is key bro.....
Agreed. But no Christian can really grow independent of others. Let's say you can, what about others? You have a responsibility to admonish other Christians as Christ did for us. We need each other.

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Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by liver123: 1:05pm On Oct 18
It matters a lot . Any church that is always always base on seeing vision and prophesy ,miracle your father is this, your village people is this without preaching holiness and christ is a witchcraft coven.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by davidinchrist(m): 1:13pm 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 strongly believe in fellowship, yet it can be rather shocking to know I've stopped going to my church for about six years. Surely, the Bible says 'forget not the gathering of the brethren', right? Yeah, but first be sure that the Leader of that gathering is not Blind; because:

Matthew 15:14 KJV
Let them ALONE (to leave them): they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall FALL into the ditch (Hell).

It says leave them, lest we fall into hell together. I left those churches primarily because of the leaders or founders. It's not about having correct doctrines, but life: Christlikeness. I've found that most have been blinded by Money and honour/popularity: holding hands with politicians and world rulers for honour and acceptance.

If only we could compare the lifestyles of these religious men with that of Jesus and others like Paul, we would escape religious bondages and deceptions.

Even in the 'best churches' that decline is there!

May Jesus give us light.
Re: Does The Church I Attend Matter? by nairanaira12: 1:29pm On Oct 18
WILLuKPquiet:


You are not far wrong as you made a point though.
Church matters very very much. Lots of Churches are dens of Satan. Their foundation is evil and many preach heresies.

Where in the Bible did Jesus support rituals. They would tell you we will do "Eto" for you. Sometimes they call it "ise" (work)

They take women to the streams to bath for them. Give them soaps and all manner to use.

Church matters. And before you can know if your Church is genuine, you would be rooted in the word yourself.

Remain blessed.

Very funny. There are so many "ise" or "eto" in the Bible. Even baba adeboye do "ise" for people. Do you know that baba adeboye once sent handkerchief to someone who was dead and the handkerchief was laid on the dead man to raise him up?

Are they not using anointing oil in your church for healing? Is that not "ise"?

Jesus used saliva and clay to heal someone.

Jesus asked them to fetch water and he turned it to wine.

Read 2Kings 13: 17 to 18 and you will see a good example of "ise" there.

Dividing of the red sea was also an "ise" grin

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