God Does Not Want You To Go To Church!

no-church1God does not want you to go to church.  In fact, it is quite impossible to go to church.  Church is not a thing like a garage or a mall, or an event like a concert or a track meet.

As a pastor and chaplain, I have often heard confessions from men and women who seem contrite about not having gone to a church service or Mass in a while.  I usually tell them, “That’s okay; God doesn’t really want you to go to church anyway.”

God is, however, very much interested in your becoming an active member of His Family, experiencing His grace and worshiping regularly with your brothers and sisters in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.  In fact, to not be an integrated part of the Body of Christ is to be without salvation and outside the Kingdom of God.

So, “going to” church—wrong; but, “being the” Church—right.  Go be it!

© Paul Dordal, 2013

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