The Churchless Christian (Hebrews 10:24, 25)


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Nowhere in the Bible does it say we must have our names on a church membership roll to be saved. That doesn’t mean, however, that joining with other believers in a local church is not vital to our spiritual growth. Gathering regularly for worship and instruction encourages love for others, good works, and mutual accountability (Hebrews 10:24, 25).

I read an article some time ago that likened the Christian without a church to:

  • A student who won’t go to school
  • A soldier without an army
  • A citizen who won’t vote
  • A seaman without a ship
  • A child without a family
  • A drummer without a band
  • A ballplayer without a team
  • A honeybee without a hive
  • A scientist who does not share his findings with his colleagues

If you’ve been neglecting one of God’s greatest provisions for your spiritual growth, find a church that believes and teaches God’s Word and start attending faithfully. Don’t be a churchless Christian – get involved. – Richard W. De Haan

I love Thy church, O God!

I prize her heavenly ways –

Her sweet communion, solemn vows,

Her hymns of love and praise. – Dwight

Seven days without church makes one weak.

  • March 3, 1991, Our Daily Bread

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