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I Love God and Dont Go to Church

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 520 People

    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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    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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    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 , 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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    Sadly most of the standing rune stones were

    destroyed by the crusades but I where my Mjolnir around my neck everyday to show my support for Thor.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20

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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 4 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I believe in God but I don't believe in the

    church. God for me is universal. He does not discriminate, he will never tell you which religion is better. Whether we call him Buddha, Allah or even Yahweh, he is still God. We are all equal in his eyes and he is the same entity in all our eyes. He is God. What I have lost...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F Oct 18, 2014

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    I love God and am religious

    but I don't need to physically go to church to be religious.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    i love God. but i honestly feel a lot more

    comfortable watching sermons on tv rather than going to church. but then again having a relationship with other christians is a good thing.
    mirandasoltero mirandasoltero 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Too many times I have seen

    and heard believers say you love God but you don't go to church. If you love God you will understand that the church was created for jesus to be glorified and for his ppl to fellowship and understand the word of God so that they can have a purpose when it is time for them to...
    nsmoov nsmoov 18-21 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've had too many experiences

    when I was younger the made me not like organized religion ...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F Dec 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Now I have came upon an interesting topic on EP

    over the last day or so. To and fro , RELIGIOUS AND ATHEIST people find things to throw back at each other . It's like who is going to be the biggest file buster or which team is going to prove the other wrong. I have seen a post where there was a link, and it had comparisons...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    God is everywhere in the world around us,

    yes church is important and I go probably once a month but I don't feel any further from God than when I was going to church twice a week. sometimes seeing the world around us I feel closer when I am outside paddling down a river.
    kerrmit84 kerrmit84 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 20

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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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    Yes I love god but I don't go to church As I

    was treated badly and look down by some memembers at the church One day as I was entering the Coptic church in Bournemouth a Syrian lady looked at me and I saw hatred and anger in her eyes so I avoided her She followed me into the church and came right to my face and looked up...
    pineauuk pineauuk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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