Go to church
In these days of slack Christianity where the love of many is
waxing cold, we find there is a movement amongst many who claim to be born-again
Christians who no longer wish to attend fellowship.
These people label the D.G.T.C.B. (Don't Go to Church
However, Professor Harold Koenig at Duke University, North
Carolina is doing fascinating research that is empirically showing that regular
church attendees have lower blood pressure, are hospitalised less often, have
less depression, have healthier lifestyles, have stronger immune systems and
live longer. In a study he quotes by Hummer of over 21,0000 adults, the lifespan
is extended by an average of 7 years, and in African-Americans studied, the
increase was an average of 14 years.
Hebrews 10:25, says: "Not forsaking the assembling of
ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one
another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
We have discovered that those who do not attend church on a
regular basis find it very difficult to humble themselves and go back again, as
their pride keeps them from doing so.
As a result, their converts to Jesus Christ do not have an
opportunity to understand Christian fellowship and therefore die quickly, as
they do not receive food and the grafted Word of God. Secondly, their own
children suffer, as do their own descendents after them, as they do not
understand fellowship in any way whatsoever, as normally the television becomes
the substitute for Christian oneness.
We therefore encourage readers of our newspaper to get back
to church as soon as possible, recognising that there is no perfect church on
earth, but merely the fact that being together makes us stronger, particularly
as we listen to the Word of God which will change us ultimately into the image
of Christ, if we pay attention.