Almost half of churchgoing Americans say their life has not changed a bit due to their time in the pews, a new survey shows.
How has Church changed YOUR life?
Church membership is an entirely positive and very uplifting experience. Meetings will bring persons of like mind together, their spirits join, their joys multiply and their worries divide -- both by infinity.
As we gather in the presence of The Eternal, we feel the power of cleanliness and hope renew us from the inside out. Church is a valuable asset, as we learn God's mercy, the love Jesus taught, and vibrant peace found only in the Holy Spirit.
Be the Church Unitarian, Missionary Baptist, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Catholic, Mormon, Adventist, Episcopal, or any other legitimate gathering, there is the power and joy of The Eternal to make our lives truly worthwhile.
There are certain copies of religion that only have a pretense of faith and demand submission in lieu of love, which of course it totalitarian and ungodly in the extreme, but we have always had these unsatisfying and bitter groups to contend with. In Egyptian times, there were a thousand or more gods, none related to The Eternal. This banal artificiality had no semblance of faith but only submission hence they were completely faithless and loveless.
We rise to love The Eternal. Artificial gods and their self-appointed priests demand submission. Here we see that there is truth and lies but the awakened spirit will tell the truth.
I feel God with me everywhere I go. The mountains up here are Holy. You can feel God early in the morning, late at night, and all times between.
I go to Church to be with my friends and feel that little something extra. You get in there, the preacher talks, you eat a crumb of bread and sip a little wine. It is the Community Chapel, just a little place that is always packed.
The building is all paid for since a century ago but there is a lot of charity work the members do because the Chapel is where we hear about it. We have a Boys School in Kenya and a Girls School in Namibia. Without us these kids would never learn to read or write or earn a decent living. That is when we feel so lucky, because we take shelter and education and edible food for granted here. There is is hard to come by. We're making life a little better there a bit at a time and we aren't going to let anyone stop us.
Then it hits you what Jesus did for you. He made you clean, natural, and sane. He gave you clear thinking and a way to feel what is right and wrong and what to do and what not to do. You woould feel it in the Chapel or anywhere else but the Chapel gives us a place to get together 2 or 3 times a week.
Going to Church makes all that a lot more clear and a lot more sure. You get with your friends and we share what we did and why we did it. Any way you look at it, Church is a sweet time and a great experience all the way through. I really look forward to it!
As a kid we were sent to Sunday school and church so our parents could have sex. These days I don't believe in silly fantasy stories, so I don't go.
I ran across someone called Dr. Kelly that sounds just like that. Is he that person too? What about this "Leagle" person I see all over the place tonight, him also? Does anyone know why he hates people so much?
Being Unitarian, I always feel at peace in the church. The Eternal has manifested Himself differently to us all, as we are different persons, each of us unique and equally wonderful.
We also have faults, which we are called upon to eliminate gradually over the course of a lifetime.
The purpose of church is to make the process easier and more complete. We learn and grow in church.
The church is not a building but indeed, the people who go there for fellowship and enlightenment.
There seems to be much controversy concerning your Rocmike3. Have you considered that spirits visit one person and then another?
It is quite likely that this one spirit has visited numerous persons. Sensitives feel the spirits around them and learn to understand their influences. Have you considered that?
snowskimountain, Even if Rocmike3 was alive (God rest his soul) and he posted using AKAs (which he never did) he would never use an Atheists excuse for having AKAs as the one made to Pam.
To go back to the original question, I think church is a building. People who believe in God or in a higher power don't need a church to help them believe. I also think that you can be a good person even if you don't believe in God (you can scream about atheists now) and you can be a bad person even if you do believe in him (like these people who have been labeling and hating all over the place).
I think people who go to church go for the fellowship, not their beliefs. I don't go to church and I hate injustice.
The Church is the bride of Christ. The Church are the people inside who believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. A church building is the place where they worship God. When you attend Church Meetings...you are socializing with kindred spirits where you all unite together in one belief, with positivity and peace...where the Holy Spirit abides in you all at the same time...and you can feel that oneness, love and unity. You meet together to glorify and worship the Lord Almighty. It makes you stronger...physically, mentally and spiritually. Also...The Church helps each other...if they are following the Bible. They take care of their own...and help others in need because there is fellowship there. They KNOW when one of their own needs help. If you aren't a member of a Church...unless you have family to be there when you are down and out...then you are alone.
Attending Church Meetings doesn't have everything to do with faith, though. You can still believe and not attend...otherwise the old and disabled would be condemned for not attending.
Anyway...this is what I believe. I don't judge others if they don't believe as I do. We are all only held responsible and liable on the Judgement day for the salvation or condemnation of our own souls. So..."Judge not that ye be not judged."
I wish you all the peace that surpasses all understanding.
It is better on your soul to love...it is better on your mind and body to love. Hate condemns and kills...and what a man thinketh in his heart...so is he.
Sincerely and with the deepest respect,
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