Reflection On Leaving The Church

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Many Christians are leaving the church because of what they come across inside the church; they do not understand why they are going to church. Paul says we are predestined (Ephesians 1: 5 NKJV), God chooses us to salvation (2 Thess. 2:13 NKJV), He does not choose us to be lost, and He never condemns men who deserve to be saved (Rom. 9: 22 – 25). God determined ahead of time that all who would be saved would also be adopted into His family as sons, He could have saved us without making us His sons but He chose to do both. As sons of God, we belong to a family, so we are members of the body of Christ, for a church body to function properly; all of its “body parts” need to be present and working. Although we are born of the same mother our attitudes …show more content…
Charles (2010) a person has to commit himself to some local assembly of believers, so that he can submit to the accountability and responsibility that will help him to persevere in faith; he again summarized what Cyprian said, “Outside the church there is no salvation.” The Bible says we should exhort one another by teaching, encouragement and building each other with the word of God. Because we are going to live together with Christ, we have to live together with one another corporately now. We have to fellowship with others (1 Thess. 5:11), so we have to understand first the meaning of fellowship: fellowship is a bond where Christians have a common purpose and devotion that binds them to one another. John Piper (2017) says: “Fellowship is a mutual bond that Christians have with Christ that puts us in a deep, eternal relationship with one another.” We go to church in order to know and love one another as fellow believers (Mintools.com); in order for a person to have fellowship with other he must first be in fellowship with God, no hiding of sin. There is no existence of light and darkness at the same time, even in our rooms if there is darkness and you enter the room with light, definitely the darkness should run away. When we are in fellowship with each other, it is then that we worship God in one accord. Worship refers to the act or action associated with attributing honor, so we go to church to honor to the triune God. When worshipping God, we are responding to the revelation of the triune God, these include singing in adoration, humility, and obedience to God. The believers in the time of the apostles worship God by continuing to steadfastness in the apostles’ doctrine, by breaking the bread, and by prayers (Acts 2:42 NKJV). They ate together common meal, these show the evidence of new life and they wanted to be with the people of

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