I have been often asked if a person can be a Christian if they don’t go to church. The answer is an unequivocal yes. Our salvation in Christ is not determined by local church attendance. They are asking the wrong question however. The proper question is “can I be a mature Christian without being part of a local church?” The answer to that question is no. We are designed to live in community for our own edification, for corporate worship, to exercise our spiritual gifts in service, and to make disciples among those we meet. We need each other in order to spur one an other to love and good deeds. The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone.
This is Shane Vander Hart of Caffeinated Thoughts Radio with your Caffeinated Thought of the Day.
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