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Old 10-08-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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Have you ever skipped church because you did not feel like going or because you are just too tired to get up on Sunday morning ? Lately , I have just not felt going to church and have just been not going . I either do not feel like getting dressed for church or am just too tired . This has been going on for several months and I think my church members are most likely assuming that I will never come back . Is it a sin to not feel like going to church and just not go because you do not feel like it ?
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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Don't you think that it is more important that you love God than that you should go to church?
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Have you ever skipped church because you did not feel like going or because you are just too tired to get up on Sunday morning ? Lately , I have just not felt going to church and have just been not going . I either do not feel like getting dressed for church or am just too tired . This has been going on for several months and I think my church members are most likely assuming that I will never come back . Is it a sin to not feel like going to church and just not go because you do not feel like it ?
I wouldn't worry about it. Read a book on evolution during your church hours instead
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Nanaimo, Canada
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Have you ever skipped church because you did not feel like going or because you are just too tired to get up on Sunday morning ? Lately , I have just not felt going to church and have just been not going . I either do not feel like getting dressed for church or am just too tired . This has been going on for several months and I think my church members are most likely assuming that I will never come back . Is it a sin to not feel like going to church and just not go because you do not feel like it ?
I just recalled a quote that applies to this exact situation:

'Going to church makes you a Christian the way sleeping in a garage makes you a car'.

Religion, in my experience, isn't dependant on being in a certain place at a certain time. It's enjoyable, of course, to join with others of your faith, and convenient if you need help with a spiritual problem, but 'sacred space' can be created anywhere, should you need it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Have you ever skipped church because you did not feel like going or because you are just too tired to get up on Sunday morning ? Lately , I have just not felt going to church and have just been not going . I either do not feel like getting dressed for church or am just too tired . This has been going on for several months and I think my church members are most likely assuming that I will never come back . Is it a sin to not feel like going to church and just not go because you do not feel like it ?

Sounds like your conscience is trying to tell you something.
I think the question would be best posed to yourself
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I wouldn't worry about it. Read a book on evolution during your church hours instead
Or NOT!!!!!!!

The Bible mentions in the book of Hebrews that we should not "forsake the assembling of ourselves with other believers." I think there is reason for that. We need fellow believers for prayer support, for encouragement, practical help sometimes, correction.... the list goes on! AND they need US! I don't think Christianity was ever meant to be a "lone ranger" type plan! We are a community of faith so to speak.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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If you have an unease about it, then you probably need to go.

But ask yourself another question. Would you start going back because you wanted to be in church? Or because you care about what the other member think?

However, is this tiredness with you all the time? Have you seen your doctor for a good check-up/bloodwork lately? If not, it's pass time to make an appointment. Being too tired to do things can be the first sign of something going wrong.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Church is important, but I don't feel like you have to be there every time the doors are open. Maybe the question should be do I want to go to church. I also think it's more important to "be church" than to go to church.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:25 PM
 
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Sounds like your conscience is trying to tell you something.
I think the question would be best posed to yourself
I often think that sometimes our conscious is shaped by religious leaders that want to plant guilt into our minds. I remember feeling guilty whenever I didn't attent church. I don't anymore. Like Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is within." I believe it is more important what you feel inside than to go to church. So you can have that heaven within you.

But like I Love North Carolina said, "Do you really want to go?" And like Padgett wisely said, maybe you would make an appointment to see a doctor if you are tired.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I often think that sometimes our conscious is shaped by religious leaders that want to plant guilt into our minds. I remember feeling guilty whenever I didn't attent church. I don't anymore. Like Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is within." I believe it is more important what you feel inside than to go to church. So you can have that heaven within you.

But like I Love North Carolina said, "Do you really want to go?" And like Padgett wisely said, maybe you would make an appointment to see a doctor if you are tired.
A good examination of conscience would reveal false guilt.
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