Must a believer attend church?
Is it possible to be a
true believer, but never attend any church? A believer is someone who believes in God; who is saved by grace because Jesus died on the cross for him; who sincerely desires to say: Thank you! by works, words and a dedicated life, for what his Saviour has done. It is a person who boldly says to the unbelieving world: I belong to Jesus, I serve him, I love him and want to praise and adore him together with his other children. It is therefore strange that a person who confesses that he is a child
of God can be reluctant to go the house of God, the church.
Even in the first church of the New Testament there were people who had this problem. That is why the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews gave a warning to them in Hebrews 10:25: "Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you
see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer" (Good News Translation).
If one is reluctant to go to the places where God is glorified and adored on earth, together with other Christians, how will you feel at home in heaven, where this is done all the time?