Is it possible for someone to be a Christian and not go to church?

Don’t you see that’s already the wrong to ask the question? Don’t you see that is already looking for some type of “bare minimum” Christianity? Don’t you see that’s already asking a question that the Bible would never ask? Don’t you see that’s like asking “how far is too far when it comes to pre-marital sexual relations?” Don’t you see that’s like asking “how much can I drink before I get drunk?” Don’t you see that’s like asking “what’s the least amount of money I can give to the church and still be considered obedient?” Don’t you see that’s like asking “how little of my life can I give to God and still go to heaven?”

By asking the question, it reveals such a man-centered approach to all of life that you need to re-evaluate the rest of your theology. By God’s grace, Jesus can rescue you from yourself and your theology. If you find yourself asking any of these questions, my encouragement to you is to go back to the Scriptures, praying as you read, and look for some good helps to understanding the Bible (elders, Bible teachers, parents, best friends, good books on biblical and systematic theology). Seek to be obedient to Christ, not just in what you do, but also in what you believe. And if you find yourself thinking that I am questioning your salvation…well…there it is again.

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