Q: What Value Can We Be to God When We Get Church Right?

A: You can’t be of any value to God when you get church right – because He never commanded you to get church right.  The best way to be of value to God is to do what He has commanded – love Him and love others.  Going to church is a tradition of man, not a commandment of God.

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4 Responses to Q: What Value Can We Be to God When We Get Church Right?

  1. David says:

    They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. All who believed were together and held everything in common, and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need. Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts, praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.

    Acts 2:42-47

    If that’s not a description of what a Christ filled church should be like, then what is it?

    • Mike says:

      It is a description of what a Christ-filled church was. And, indeed, the church of the New Testament was a Christ-filled church, until its last days when it was corrupted. At that time the kingdom of God came and it has ruled ever since. If you think that Acts 2:42-47 is what God wants church to be like today then how do you do explain that the church today doesn’t look like this?

      • David says:

        Some churches do.

        Most don’t.

        I think the best way to explain it is simply that the vast majority of people choose not to live in fellowship with other believers in the way Christ has called us to.

        • Mike says:

          There is no church in any city of the world today that matches the description in the passage you quoted. If you think there is, you must be reading the description selectively.

          Christ today is not calling us to live in fellowship with other believers; He is calling us to live in fellowship with Him. That is what the kingdom of God is about.

          The church described in the passage you quoted was looking forward to, and preparing for, the kingdom of God. That kingdom has come, and if those believers were still here today they would no longer be seeking church, but rather the kingdom.

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