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Why go to Church? Author unknown but suppose to a true story

Lo-Lo started this conversation

If you are spiritually alive, you're going to love this!  If you're spiritually dead, you will not want to read it but do it any how.  If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope!!

A Churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.  "I've gone for 30 years now, he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons.  But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them.  So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all. 

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor.  It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher, "I've been married for thirty years now.  In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals.  But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals.  But I do know this....They all nourished me and gave me strength I needed to do my work.  If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.  Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today"!!

When you are down to nothing.... God is up to something!  Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!! Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!!

Send this to anyone you think needs to read this.  Also, tell them that when Satan comes knocking at their door,  simply say, "Jesus, could you get that for me please?"

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Lo-Lo
 in response to World_Peace_Everywhere...   

Thanks for your response and keep the faith because it is already done.

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Lo-Lo
 in response to whoknew...   AMEN!!  But we don't worry about the phony's that don't 'get it'. We just pray that before it is too late that they do.  I'm going through something right now where i will soon have lights off, phone off, internet and tv off, losing car, can't pay for my medications and i had to pray for 2 weeks to put my pride aside and go to some of my church friends for help.  i did not tell them how much i needed and told them i would be blessed if it was just $1.00 but in reality i need $1,000 but did not want them to feel the pressure.  So there are good people from church too.  please pray for me as well and thanks for your response.
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World_Peace_Everywhere

i HAVE BEEN DISCOURAGE/TESTED MANY TIMES OF MY FAITH BUT THIS TIME ITS HARDER THAN THE TIMES BEFORE  FEELING THAT YOU MAY NEVER SEE A CHILD YOUR BORN."SIGH" BUT I STILL HOLD ON TO MY FAITH AND STILL BELIEVE THE LORD WILL HELP US ALL ...

GOD BLESS

-2TIMOTHY 4;7

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Anonymous

While "church" may be fulfilling for some - others may not feel the same way. But in those cases, look around you - Even here on aidpage. The beauty, the hope, the help - you see, that is your creator in action.

I know too many who go to church just to be seen, to prove they are good christians. They do their tithing and act less than respectable during the other 6 days of the week. In my opinion, Jesus has one simple, yet profound, message:  "Love others as I have loved you." 

Seems to me, it doesn't get any easier than that... 

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Starshine
 in response to Lo-Lo...   

You are welcome

Take care..

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Lo-Lo
 in response to Starshine...   You are very welcome and thank you for reading and responding.
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Starshine

Send this to anyone you think needs to read this.  Also, tell them that when Satan comes knocking at their door,  simply say, "Jesus, could you get that for me please?"

Thank you for sharing Lo-Lo 

I will have to send this to my friends who are religious...

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Lo-Lo
 in response to fanatkarantok...   AMEN!  You are so right about that.  Sometimes it feels like there are more of the wrong ones than the right ones.  Thanks for responding.
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fanatkarantok
 in response to Lo-Lo...   well Lo-Lo maybe he went to church for the wrong reasons. Some people go to church for the people while others ho because of God.
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Lo-Lo
 in response to jbell...   

Thanks for reading and responding back to me.  It is also very nice to hear that you shared it with your family.  I felt the same way you did about the man not learning anything and not changing churches.  Makes me feel he must have slept through all those services.

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jbell

Wow, i had to read that to my family. Perfict timing. I find it hard to believe you can go anywhere for a long period of time, and not learn anything. I find that i remember what i was taught when i needed to remember. Plus we grow, and have no need to repeat lessons at times, off to make other mistakes, and learns other lessons. How could that guy be such a follower to go some where for 20+ plus years and think he hasnt learned something? If that is the case, i would say visit other churches. God Bless to all, there is only 2 things we are all truley here to do. love God, and love each.

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