It’s Best to Do It in a Church

From time-to-time, I hear certain nominal believers contend–usually the believers who lean towards the “spiritual but not religious” side of the religious spectrum–that they do not need to go to Church given that they can worship God anywhere, and while this is ultimately true, it is also a disingenuous and slightly misleading excuse, for just as it is true that a person can work-out anywhere it is also true that arguably the best place to work-out–the place where one will have the most focus, the least non-exercise related distractions, the most willingness to push one’s self, a natural and encouraging environment for working out, so on–is in a proper and formal gym, and it is also the case that many people claim to be able to work-out anywhere precisely to avoid having to attend the focused confines of the gym, thereby leading them to avoid a strenuous work-out, and in the same way, it is the case that while it is true that a person can worship God anywhere it is also true that arguably the best place to worship Him–the place where one will have the most focus, the least distractions, a natural and encouraging environment for working out, and so on–is in a Church, and so the claim that God can be worshiped anywhere, which is so often just used as an excuse to avoid taking a mere few hours out of one’s day on Sunday, needs to be immediately followed by the understanding that, though it is true that God can be worshiped anywhere, it is also true that a Church is the best place to do so, and that avoidance of this truth simply to indulge one’s sloth and hedonism is a sin; indeed, when you think about it, the aforementioned fact seems obvious, for while a man can be healed anywhere, he is most often best healed in a hospital, and while a man can be educated anywhere, he is most often best educated in an lively educational academy (not like the ones we have today), and while a man can eat anywhere, he is most often best fed in a clean and sanitary restaurant, and so the point stands:  while God can indeed be worshiped anywhere, he is, more often than not,  best worshiped in the place made to worship Him, and so if you are simply using the excuse that “God can be worshiped anywhere” as a reason to avoid your duty to go to Church, then stop, and get yourself to the place that you should be getting to in order to worship the Lord in the best way possible….and do so today. 

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