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This is a fairly old thread but I thought I would add to it. I dont attend church, but I really want to. I think being raised half Babtist/half catholic was my down fall. My mom was Babtist and married a Cathothic, who in turn forced me through classes and yada yada. I had to attend church with my grandma at the Babtist church Wednesdays and Sunday nights, and had to go to Catholic church Sunday mornings. I was, I must say, a very confused kid. Still am to be honest. I dont really know what religious sect I belong to, but I do know that I have built a relationship with God through prayer. I have read books on prayer and have been making my way slowly through the Bible.

The reason I want to go to church is because I truely want to understand. I feel that the way I read the Bible, and the actual meaning behind it may be very different. I also used to have a feeling after church (especially with my grandma), just an overwhelmingly good feeling. I can't really explain it.

Heres an idea, why don't we start a Bible study thread? I would join, and love to hear everyone's comments and understandings. It might not be a very popular thread, Eh....probably bad idea.

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This is a fairly old thread but I thought I would add to it. I dont attend church, but I really want to. I think being raised half Babtist/half catholic was my down fall. My mom was Babtist and married a Cathothic, who in turn forced me through classes and yada yada. I had to attend church with my grandma at the Babtist church Wednesdays and Sunday nights, and had to go to Catholic church Sunday mornings. I was, I must say, a very confused kid. Still am to be honest. I dont really know what religious sect I belong to, but I do know that I have built a relationship with God through prayer. I have read books on prayer and have been making my way slowly through the Bible.

The reason I want to go to church is because I truely want to understand. I feel that the way I read the Bible, and the actual meaning behind it may be very different. I also used to have a feeling after church (especially with my grandma), just an overwhelmingly good feeling. I can't really explain it.

Heres an idea, why don't we start a Bible study thread? I would join, and love to hear everyone's comments and understandings. It might not be a very popular thread, Eh....probably bad idea.

I like that idea about the Bible Study thread! Everyone has their own interpretation of the Bible, and it would be neat to hear different people's perspectives! You're right that it may not be the most popular, but so far I'm in :)

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I'm for the Bible study post as well!!! Who's going to start it?? Count me in as well! We've already got three members!!

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Aw, mazy you're not that bad either! I must say, I got really scared when I saw that you had replied...BUT, I think if we stay off this topic, we could get along wonderfully:) Thank you:heartbeat

You are quite the sweetheart! Your apology was so heartwarming, Godisthere! It was taken conditionally, as Tweety said, but there's no hiding the fact that you are glowing with one of God's greatest gifts, and that's love! You are so refreshing, and when you said "It did hurt, but it's a fair price for a life lesson" it was pretty obvious that you had read mazy's first draft :)

Youth comes with involuntary passion, and I think you handle yours quite well!

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I am encouraged to read the words of encouragement for people to seek God in the ways that they can, whether or not that involves attending a service in a building. This is an uplifting thread, IMHO. It is good to see that love is not easily offended.

We are instructed to gather together (well, Paul used a double negative in his writings but it all works out the same ;-P) but that does not mean that we must go to a specific place. The first Christians met in public squares, in homes, in places of business, at the watering hole...where ever and whenever it seemed appropriate to speak of Godly things. Many of us continue to do that today, in home Bible studies, in mission work, in serving the poor or homeless, etc.

I personally, find value in meeting with a few friends to praise, worship, and study the heart of our God on a regular basis. I do believe that we can experience strengthening of our faith by the encouragement and support of our brothers and sisters with shared beliefs. Most of us can benefit from wise instruction. I also believe that God provides each of us with seasons...and sometimes we must be set apart, so that He may focus us upon His will for us in that moment...a season of not gathering together, perhaps.

Vaya con Dios...and peace out.

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I am encouraged to read the words of encouragement for people to seek God in the ways that they can, whether or not that involves attending a service in a building. This is an uplifting thread, IMHO. It is good to see that love is not easily offended.

We are instructed to gather together (well, Paul used a double negative in his writings but it all works out the same ;-P) but that does not mean that we must go to a specific place. The first Christians met in public squares, in homes, in places of business, at the watering hole...where ever and whenever it seemed appropriate to speak of Godly things. Many of us continue to do that today, in home Bible studies, in mission work, in serving the poor or homeless, etc.

I personally, find value in meeting with a few friends to praise, worship, and study the heart of our God on a regular basis. I do believe that we can experience strengthening of our faith by the encouragement and support of our brothers and sisters with shared beliefs. Most of us can benefit from wise instruction. I also believe that God provides each of us with seasons...and sometimes we must be set apart, so that He may focus us upon His will for us in that moment...a season of not gathering together, perhaps.

Vaya con Dios...and peace out.

GREAT post!!!:yeah::redbeathe

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