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      (No Debate) What things would make you leave your church?

      Are there things that would give you reason to leave your church? Or things that have already caused you to leave one?
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      False doctrine that doesn't line up with Scripture would cause me to leave a congregation
      "Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ Romans 5:1

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      false teaching and not feeling welcome are two big issues for me.

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      Yes, if my church ever gets PC and accepts things that go against scripture then I would leave
      Isaiah 40:31

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      False teaching is definitely the main thing that would make me want to leave. I'm not sure that at this point feeling welcome is crucial although it's nice that I have friends there who care about me.

      If you had a choice between 2 similar churches and one had a longer church service by about a half hour than the other, would you go to the one with the shorter service? Would you leave the church that had a longer service?
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      False teaching is definitely the main thing that would make me want to leave. I'm not sure that at this point feeling welcome is crucial although it's nice that I have friends there who care about me.

      If you had a choice between 2 similar churches and one had a longer church service by about a half hour than the other, would you go to the one with the shorter service? Would you leave the church that had a longer service?
      the length of the service wouldn't matter to me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      the length of the service wouldn't matter to me.
      What if you already had to travel a great distance to get to the church? Would a longer service still not change your mind?

      I'm asking because my travel isn't short to my church and on days when we have a shorter service because it isn't a communion day, when I get home earlier it's actually a nice feeling. That might be bad of me to think that and I'm not saying being at my church is bad. It's just that I'm used to my old house being a 4 minute drive from my church and it didn't matter if the services went over the normal length of time.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      This are reasons why I dont frequent my church as much as I used to....
      First Peer Presure -You MUST speak in tongues or you have not the Spirit and lack evidence of faith . You Must be Unitarian unlike Catholics who "worship 3 gods" -FALSE!
      Everyone has to report that they had repented before being baptised (completely immersed) in the name of Jesus and baptism of the Holy Spirit is only completed once the person shows evidence by speaking in tongues and those outside the Pentecostal church are destined for Hell.
      Holy Living is a must, but it really depends on how they judge your lifestyle, if you have a drink or listen to non Christian music or not do what they ask "hey brother we have bible study be there at 7" but you are busy they say "let nothing hinder you" or "you dont have to lie to me"
      They preach losing salvation half of the time and it makes me question my own.
      But the Pastor has very good sermons, its mainly all the other preachers and members of the pulpit that spew out dogma and contradictions.
      This is not ALL Pentecostal churches so please do not get offended!
      I spoke in tongues and ever since that I have had peace and patience in life, that was my experience, my late grandmother was a devote Catholic and she was the most holiest person I have ever met! She had the Holy Spirit 100%
      God does not issue the Holy Spirit to one church and not the other, this is why I haven't been in that church for over a month.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DHoffmann View Post
      This are reasons why I dont frequent my church as much as I used to....
      First Peer Presure -You MUST speak in tongues or you have not the Spirit and lack evidence of faith . You Must be Unitarian unlike Catholics who "worship 3 gods" -FALSE!
      Everyone has to report that they had repented before being baptised (completely immersed) in the name of Jesus and baptism of the Holy Spirit is only completed once the person shows evidence by speaking in tongues and those outside the Pentecostal church are destined for Hell.
      Holy Living is a must, but it really depends on how they judge your lifestyle, if you have a drink or listen to non Christian music or not do what they ask "hey brother we have bible study be there at 7" but you are busy they say "let nothing hinder you" or "you dont have to lie to me"
      They preach losing salvation half of the time and it makes me question my own.
      But the Pastor has very good sermons, its mainly all the other preachers and members of the pulpit that spew out dogma and contradictions.
      This is not ALL Pentecostal churches so please do not get offended!
      I spoke in tongues and ever since that I have had peace and patience in life, that was my experience, my late grandmother was a devote Catholic and she was the most holiest person I have ever met! She had the Holy Spirit 100%
      God does not issue the Holy Spirit to one church and not the other, this is why I haven't been in that church for over a month.
      Did you find a new church to attend?
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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