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I Love God and Dont Go to Church

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Believe This To Be Truth.

    Of all the end of world prophacies there are, this is the one that scares me the most. To tell the truth the only one I believe to be truth.with the recent resignation of the pope, the next pope will be the last. the 112th even more strange is after the anouncement, lighting...
    Tapsalot Tapsalot 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Since When

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So today I went to see God's not dead!!:) and it was a really amazing and touching movie. Well after I left I was thinking on how I have been moving away from God.. It really...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    The biggest thing that gets me about a man is their relationship with God. It's such an amazing thing because it only seems that most men do not openly express their love or...
    TheSimsWePlay TheSimsWePlay 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I love God, I'm here because of him. We are all here because my God. He doesn't make mistakes
    rianewbe rianewbe 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    Oh my gosh I saw the movie today and it was amazing. It was just so Inspiring and wonderful. I can't even describe it. It's definitely made me love god even more if that's possible...
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F Apr 5

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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    As once a great man said, There is not much in this life but love and hard work!
    cowboy331 cowboy331 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I feel same! Please don't think that "I worst christian" you are fine just keep going church and praying for help! Yesterday I feel same and I started to pray in my bedroom and...
    ChristianColeCrosman ChristianColeCrosman 13-15, M Mar 30

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    I don't pray every night, I don't read my bible, I don't go to church, I want to practice doing them, I pray every other day. But I still don't forget that there's a god, he knows...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I watched a movie and some of you might have seen it or watched it but is called God's not Dead. I loved this movie so much it inspired me to come closer with God. If your not a...
    wolflover22 wolflover22 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I had diverticulitis and was told if I waited another hour to go in the hospital I would have died, I believe GOD told me to go to the hospital,I believe GOD wasn't ready 4 me yet...
    mauricefleury1984 mauricefleury1984 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I'll always feel the presence of God.Its feel great and I know that God is always here for me:)
    CMFajardo CMFajardo 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Each day God sends His angels to guide us. We don't expect to see them with wings, or with halo flying above their heads. Instead, they come in disguise and we call them friends...
    EvilBoys EvilBoys 16-17, M Mar 23

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    The Lord is my shepherd. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. He refreshes my soul even...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    The truth of God replaces perception, His divine light allows us to see! It's all so clear to me now!
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    You say omfg yet you don't believe in Him, keep my God out your mouth if you're gunna disrespect! I hate that ish
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't have one specific religion. I don't see the point. I feel that if you believe love is the utter most important thing that is just as great a religion as any. If you base...
    Cloverpaschke44 Cloverpaschke44 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    He is truly the reason for me being here today . Any way that I can praise him and fulfill his wishes I will . Nothing makes me happier then being in the house of the Lord and I...
    ChrisMackin ChrisMackin 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I can't sleep again but this time I'm not surprised ,I actually thought my sleep was improving but after 2 nights with near no sleep I wasn't expecting to sleep anyhow so I 'm not...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 15 hrs ago

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    I Truly Do, But Times Being A Believer Can Hard.....
    yannie17 yannie17 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am hurting my parents to show them I am not a sensitive man but I am a bad man enough to lead a good life
    sudeepreddy sudeepreddy 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I believe Dod was watching me when I was in surgery with diverticulitis .
    mauricefleury1984 mauricefleury1984 46-50, M Apr 2

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    Let my light shine bright through the night all the way for you! When I fall, you come around When I'm down you're always there! To pick me up, from the ground To pick me up...
    bdfiskeaux bdfiskeaux 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    A few years ago, my dad got saved. He had always wanted to grow a strawberry patch, but he was tormented on the inside. It was a spiritual thing. When he tried, the strawberries...
    Secretsguy21 Secretsguy21 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    YOLO- Jesus could never say that! HAPPY EASTER! Sorry it's a little late hahahha:)
    tpoluti tpoluti 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M Apr 8

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    All Men Saved ? ~ Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8