Can You Be a Christian and Not Be Part of a Local Church? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.
- You can be a Christian and not be part of a local church, but you will not become like Christ in the way God intends through the means of grace that God intends until you are part of a local body.
- You do not go to church: you become a part of a church.
- The Church is a source of sanctification, protection, and a source of glory to Him.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“…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.” Hebrews 10:25
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor…” Romans 12:10
“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35
“…for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:12
“…for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.” Hebrews 13:17
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” 1 Peter 2:9
“He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.” Colossians 1:18
“…being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3