Membership of a single church is not optional, but mandatory for every Christian, with said membership characterized by regular attendance, and not just attendance, but additionally some role of active involvement carrying a degree of personal responsibility, however small, (1 Corinthians 12:22).

In the epistle to the Hebrews, it is written that we are “not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together”, because no member of the assembled body of Christ should ever say “I am not of the body” and choose to stay away. Because each Christian, each church member, is needed as a part of the body. Without an eye, where is the seeing? Without a nose, where is the smelling? Without a hand, where is the handling? etc…

The assembled body is incomplete without you. And in 1 Corinthians 12:18, Paul says that God has set the members, every one of them in the body as it has pleased Him. Therefore, it is for God’s pleasure that you attend church, not your pleasure.


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