Here are some reasons people give for not going to church: “It’s not necessary.” “I’m not interested.” “I don’t want to go to church.” “I’m too busy.” “I don’t believe in church, God, heaven, or hell.” “I can worship God without assembling with others.” “The church always asks for money.” “The preacher preached at me.” “There are too many rules.” “None of the churches teach the same doctrine.” “Church is boring.” “There are too many hypocrites in church.” “This is 2008, not ancient times.” “I don’t have clothes fit for church.”
Some of those reasons aren’t without merit, and some need clarification, but there are others which are ridiculous. Space will not permit answers for all that has been said, but allow me to say this: Jesus built a church (Matthew 16:18). The Bible teaches that God adds the saved to that church (Acts 2:47). Jesus will save the church from the fires of hell (Ephesians 5:23). The members came together on Sunday to give of their money and observe the communion (1 Corinthians 16:1-4; Acts 20:7).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.