Bible Question:

Do you have to go to church to be a good Christian?

Bible Answer:

The answer is, “Yes.” The reason that a “good” Christian goes to church is that a true Christian wants to go to church. A good church will feed you spiritually and encourage you to love God and others. In Hebrews 10:24-25 God encourages His children to meet with other Christians.

. . . and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. (NASB) Heb. 10:24-25

God’s purpose is not to increase the size of the church or to collect more money. The goal is what the passage says. He wants us to meet with other Christians for the purpose of encouraging others and to be encouraged by them. This involves more than just attending the worship service at your church. Many people come to the worship service and then go home. God intends for us to get involved in a Sunday School class, a cell group, or a Bible study. God wants us to be more than spectator Christians. We need the encouragement of others. We need to be taught the meaning of the Bible. We also need to be serving and helping others within and outside of our church. We need to be sharing our faith with other people.


Yes, God wants us to gather together with other Christians so that we encourage others to love and perform good deeds. May the Lord bless you.

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