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post #10 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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I was never saying that everyone who went to church is a true believer. I too was one of those people who just went through the process because it would disappoint my parents if I didn't go. That was in my younger years. I loved God, but just didn't want to go to church. I know have a better understanding of what church is and why it's important- to me. I'm not trying to force anyone into going to church, and you are all right, just going to church does not do anything. I'm a firm believer that in order to be saved and go to heaven you have to have a close and personal relationship with God. That doesn't just happen one day a week for one hour. :) Much of my worship and "talking with God" time happens outside of church.
Plus, when you involve kids, which I have, I do not solely trust myself to teach them about God and all His work and doings. By going to church I have resources that I would never have if I didn't go.

Hebrews 10:25
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Romans 12:5
... so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

and the best one....
1 Corinthians 12:14-23
Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.

James 1:2-8
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