God says so.
[Well that’s a weak argument, because ‘God’ says so. ‘God says a lot of things but does that mean that we should do them? No! It’s not okay to stone people to death and it’s not okay to condemn people to hell for not believing in your ‘God’ or your religion. So the answer is no, unless you are part of that religion and want to participate.]
God tells us in his Word to “not give up meeting together” (Heb. 10:25). Paul even goes so far as to call the church the “bride of Christ.” If you love Jesus, you will love the things that he loves—and he loves the church like a husband loves his bride. The church is important to God, so it should be important to us.
[I find it very funny that Christians must gather every Sunday to hear the ‘word of God’. At some point, you should know the ‘word of God’ like the back of your hand and also why is that the only place you can worship ‘God’? Why can’t you worship him from where you are at? Secondly, what does it mean to be the ‘bride of Christ?’ An animate object is ‘God’s’ Wife? I’m so confused here. I thought marriage (for most Christians) was between a man and a woman, not man and building?! You can’t have sex with a building and a building can’t reproduce. Please explain this one.]
God didn’t call us to gather and worship to burden us, but to bless us. Church attendance can become one of the greatest blessings in you and your family’s life.
[The church is the ‘bride of Christ’ you must venture there and worship ‘God’ so he can ‘bless you’ in return and this is somehow great for the whole family how? You drink the blood and eat the flesh of ‘Christ’ and you listen to the ‘word of God’ and get blessed because of that?]
Worshipping Jesus together is powerful.
[Which one is it? Do you worship Jesus or worship ‘God’? Jesus says you should worship ‘God’ and you’re saying worship Jesus. Also, the biggest argument is that Jesus is ‘God’ and also Jesus is ‘God’s’ Son. Who the fuck is Jesus and why must we worship him?]
Jesus lives inside of us by his Spirit when we believe in him. This is a profoundly incredible truth! But there is also something biblically powerful about gathering together with other believers to worship. Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” (Matt. 18:20). So he not only lives in us by his Spirit, but he is in the “midst” of us when we gather to worship him.
[If this is incredible truth, where is the incredible proof? Jesus is amongst you in the ‘spirit’? How do you know? What if it’s Satan that’s amongst you? You wouldn’t know because he’s fucking invisible and we all know you can’t talk to something that’s invisible or not there. A group of people gathering to worship Jesus is a group of people gathering to worship Jesus.]
We need Christian community.
[You already have a community of people that goes to church and listens to endless lies.]
All of us long for community and connection with others. God has given us this gift in gathering together for church, and in smaller groups in each other’s homes. It fulfills something inside of us to do life with, encourage and be authentically involved in each other’s lives.
[The only thing consistent here is the amount of shit you pull out of your ass. It’s like you just make shit up on the whim and convince yourself that it’s the truth.
Christian TV, podcasts, books and conferences are wonderful additions to our spiritual lives, but nothing can take the place of consistent Christian community through the local church.
[All which are great ways of keeping yourself in diluted state of mind.]
We grow more together than alone.
[You’re born into this world alone and you die alone, just saying.]
It can be messy when we step into each other’s lives. We are all human, and no one is perfect. So it requires effort and intentionality and grace from God to do life together, even as believers.
[If it’s messy to step into other people’s lives then why do you continuously try to do so? ‘God’ created us imperfect and full of sin, so why would I want to worship someone who allowed us to be flawed like we are now?]
Gathering regularly with other believers becomes a refining process whereby we help each other, pray for each other and encourage each other to want to follow Christ more wholeheartedly. It is a truly-beautiful thing.
[So basically, I have to blindly worship ‘God’ and it’s a beautiful thing if other people follow suit? It doesn’t really seem beautiful or logical at all. Secondly, you don’t even know what you’re worshipping. ‘God’ could be an alien, a rat or a weather balloon. We don’t know because ‘God’ won’t reveal himself.]
Don’t let any excuses stand in the way of what you know God is calling you to do. God will strengthen you and empower you to do what he has called you to do. If you have encountered past wounds from leaders or from church members, I’m praying for you—that God would bring healing and grace to you as you seek to follow him and love his church.
[Unless you’re a whore, disrespectful to your parents, have a broken penis, gay, do witchcraft; eat foods considered ‘unclean’ and worship the wrong ‘God’. Which brings up a good question, what if you’re worshipping Satan and he wrote these bibles you are reading? Wrong information means a one way ticket to hell, just saying.]