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I Love God and Dont Go to Church

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    God ... Father, Son, Holy Spirit ...

    When we love God and I do ... we are His church one body all in Him ... So many think the church is a building ... read both the old and new Testaments ...
    francis28340 francis28340 61-65, M Jun 4, 2008

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    Still Searching

    i love God more than anything. years ago i stopped going. bad things happened and i fell farther, farther away. now, i look to Him and i still get answers but i don't feel Him like i use to. i crave the love i once had. i blamed Him for everything and sometime i feel like even...
    wvgal83 wvgal83 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    IAM a Christan But I Dont Go to Church

    I GET LOOKS BECALSE I DONT GO TO CHURCH. IVE BEEN RAISED PENNICOSTAL (HOLY ROLLERS AS SOME CALL THEM OR SNAKE HANDLERS) MY CHURCH DIDNT HANDLE SNAKES LIKE SOME PENNICOSTAL CHURCHES SOME MAY BUT SOME DONT. I BELIVE IN GOD WITH ALL MY HEAR AND SOUL I AM A CHRISTAN I PRAY EVERY...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    Not One and the Same

    I hate when people ask me if I go to church and when I say no they then assume that I don't believe in God... or that I can't believe in God! I'm sorry this to me is ignorant... and they just seem to find me. I have to wonder if somewhere on me a religious person hasn't stamped...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    This Is What You Call A Revelation

    I’m listening to a Joyce Meyer podcast after dinner this evening, as I usually do, and the podcast is part 3 of a 3-part series. Now, I say “as I usually do”, but it’s important to note that I really felt led to listen to this last podcast of hers at this particular time...
    kristinlately kristinlately 26-30, F Dec 3, 2010

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    Thinking of Leaving

    I put this under goals rather than reality because right now I am still go to church.  What frustrates me is that I have been attending church in this area for several years and have yet to make one genuine friend. Sure...there is a lot of talk about "fellowship...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Since When

    Since when did one require the other?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    I Love God

    Unfortunately I have been lazy about going to church on Sunday mornings.   I am a helper in a Monday night 1-3 grade class and wish I didn't have that commitment for I feel it is too restrictive ( no fun time for the kids ).    I also go to a Bible study...
    zusinda zusinda 46-50 Feb 8, 2010

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    I Don't Know Anymore.

    I come from a very anti religious family.  They don't hate religion or anything, but they don't believe in it either.  I've never admitted that I believe in God, and am almost ashamed to say I do.  My head tells me there cant be a God, my heart tells me there is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    Your Spirituality Should Be a Choice

    I've studied many religions through high school and college and every religion has a different way of worshipping.  Does this mean that any one religion is more right or wrong than another in the way they worship?  I don't believe this to be the case.  I was raised...
    rainbowlicious7 rainbowlicious7 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    Not That I Have Anything Against Going

    I believe God can communicate to us in many ways. Church is one way but there are many others' too. Although I like going to church, because of other factors, I am just unable to but I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
    Vanbelieves Vanbelieves 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Was A Member Of One For 16 Years

    I've visited a few others since leaving that one but I've come to the conclusion that I should allow the Holy Spirit guide me to where I should be.  Maybe I should be a member of a group or maybe I don't need one.  The Lord knows who belong to him and that is his body...
    Purehope Purehope 41-45, F Oct 17, 2009

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    Raised In a Semi-religious Family

    as a child, i went to sunday school every sunday. i learned bible stories. i read the bible. i went to confirmation in my lutheran church. in high school, i was a sunday school teacher myself. i volunteered with my churches youth group and spread the love of God to the kids at my...
    leelee2007 leelee2007 21-25, F 5 Responses Jun 16, 2007

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    Going Back To Church...

    My family has begun to go to church again...my kids have talked us into attending the church they go to in the city (about 50 miles away) I have made it there twice. This weekend I lasted about 20 minutes into it, and lost it. Tears were running down my face and I just had to...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Beware Of The Leaven Of The Phareese

    Leaven is a MENTAL AND MORAL CORRUPTION that infect others.In one passage he says( Luke 12:1 1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    Don't Know Why I Can't Commit to a Church

    I'm committed to God.  I study the bible, meditate on His word (I really do meditate) His actions, His legacy so to speak.  Then why can I not be committed to a local church.  I've gone to 5 in the last few years, more off than on.  I blame a lot of it on...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    A God I Can Call My Own

    I grew up mormon, and I turned hardcore LDS when I was 14, because I prayed and had a powerful experience.  Basically, I started feeling like I was on fire and felt more joy than I had ever experienced (in immediate answer to my prayer), and I felt like God had manifested...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Searching.

    I don't belong to a church because I haven't found one I feel is the right fit. I'm trying the area churches on for size right now and hoping I will find the one that's right for me.  My problem is that I keep running into churches that appear to be spreading the word...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    I Don't Miss It

    I was an all out supporter of Church, I taught sunday school when I was 14 to 21, became an elder at my church at the age of 16! Very big acomplishment. I have taken lots of bible classes, volunteered for Church camp and it all was wonderful until i couldnt take it anymore! I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    DO YOU TRULY THINK ABOUT GOD?

    WHEN YOU DO WHERE IS YOU'RE MIND? ON YOUR OWN DESIRES OR ON HIS EXPECTATIONS OF YOU? http://ttimeofttrouble.webs.com/howmuchdoyoulovegod.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Apr 28

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    I have not been to church

    since May of this year. I used to attend church regularly, but I stopped going because I felt that the church I was attending was not feeding me spiritually. I'll admit that I'm more of a spiritual person than religious. I would not be able to be happy and strive each day if I...
    jasminecg311 jasminecg311 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Just Not For Me

     Honestly, I can't stand church. I mean, I think it's good for some people and hey, go for it, but it's not for me. I hate the idea of it, I guess. Let's go gather once-two-ten times a week and cry, laugh, share our stories about Jesus...? Umm... no, I'll keep my experiences...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    My Story

    I have walked with God all my life and always will but I do not go to church! I spend several hours every day reading and studying the scriptures and my experience with churches is that most of the people I'n the congregations are double talking hypocrites! No one is perfect...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    Awakened To A Nightmare

    I've finished reading "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin and I just can't stop thinking about it. I can vividly remember the lines I've quoted and posted in tumblr. It really bothers me because the lines I've quoted are mostly what the main character thinks and feels and that is...
    wishiwasthat wishiwasthat 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    I Love God , I Don't Th...

    I love God , I don't think you have to go to church to let God know you love him, I believe he's everywhere so I can love him wherever I want to.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    I Need to Go.

    my husband is anti church right now but i know i need to go. i feel it in my heart. its like i feel so good when i go to church and can sing and hearing the pastor talk. it always feels like he is talking directly to me and about what i am going through. its so sad that i let my...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2008

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    Loving God And Not Assembling Ourselves Together Together Is An Oxymoron

    Since you love GOD how do you respond to :  Hebrews 10:25"not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as a custom of various is, but exhorting, and so much the more as you/we see the day coming nigh. (William's Literal Translation) My suggestion is start one in you own...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response May 11, 2012

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    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    The Truth is found in everything. God is God. Religions do not define God and they do not dictate His existence. God is God and that is why to the Muslims He is known as Allah...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 Jun 26

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    You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love god I believe in Jesus he always gives and gives thank you god
    Houri Houri 26-30, F Jun 25

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    I think it's a shame that not everyone prays before bed or before they get ready to eat a meal. I understand not everyone believes in god, so yes, they don't have to pray. But I...
    AnonymousAly AnonymousAly 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Put together all the tenderest love you know the deepest you have ever felt and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you and heap upon it all the love of all the loving...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I have grown up in the church all my life. I have always been an active member by being in the choir, being an usher, attending Sunday school, etc. but it wasn't until a few years...
    KekeLare KekeLare 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I've read several EP experiences where people fear that their sin or their past or their daily failings makes them unworthy of God's love. I think some of their perception is due...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Don't ask what God can do for you and don't ask what you can do for God. It is not a case of what God 'can' do, but what God 'wills' and what He wills you many not know, but you...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 9 Responses a week ago

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    Communication is almost the key to everything, in order to have any relationship you communicate with others. Thats the same way about god, how we expect him to help us if we dont...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I just wanna talk about everything god has done for me when I was 14 I had my baby boy his name Is Aidan a couple months later I caught the Holy Spirt God Came into my life and I...
    GivingHimMyAll GivingHimMyAll 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    What if Your blessings come through raindrops What if Your healing comes through tears? What if a thousand sleepless nights Are what it takes to know You're near? What if...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Life is awful god, theres so much pain and misery. People harm each other everyday, and we doom ourselves when we lose the faith and trust in you, we lose our mercy because of our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well, was kind of thinking on things last night, and ended up thinking on the subject of Heaven. And thinking about it gave me this feeling that's insanely difficult to describe...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 1 Response Jul 11

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    When people talk about God with saying Jesus Christ a Christian or Jew should ask are they Christian if not then they matbe referring for an Alien or foreign God.
    Colemanus Colemanus 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Walk away, if love is meant to be it will come back. Fear of the unknown is what holds too many in a place where there is no real happiness and love. Move on, because God has...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 16

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    When I think of God I feel so good.I love him very much even if I suffer sometimes from his tests.
    Heaventohell1 Heaventohell1 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The reason why GOD tell us to be like an innocent child is to be carefree, no worry, no trouble & no hatred. A child don’t understand what is ifs and don'ts of life. He only...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    I know this sounds blunt. I also know that God calls us to not have any roots of bitterness but I just wanted to say something. **** SATAN AND HIS BULLSHIT LIES AND TEMPTATIONS.
    jsoaps2 jsoaps2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    God, I am so sorry; I am so sorry for disobeying you, I am so sorry for neglecting you. I seek forgiveness and repentance for the sins I have committed, my Lord. Forgive me.
    Etherealinsanity Etherealinsanity 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    My conversation with God is the most important conversation of each day...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is another dae that the Lord has made let's rejoys in it........"Feeling blessed". This is the only dae of the week that I feel awesome and love being alive. These ada daes I...
    lutcal lutcal 18-21 1 Response Jul 13

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