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Church Is Place to Learn About God

A lot of people come to church for the wrong reason. I mean people will come to the church seeking everything but God.

The church has inquiries about money, getting married, a place to stay, looking for a spouse, Christmas baskets, can you help me get a car? etc. Where is the love for the knowledge of God? Where is the respect for the real existence of church? (Isaiah 2:1-3). Why can’t men come to the church and ask, “what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 2:37, 9:6, 16:29-30).

The church is supposed to be the place where man learns the word of God (1 Timothy 3:15). The place where man comes to worship God (John 4:24). It is not to be a place that cleans up the materialistic problems of men because material things are the responsibility of each person that creates them (Galatians 6:5).

Sure, in the New Testament the local church relieved the needs of its own members, but it was never the place where men brought their material desires to be cleaned up (Acts 4:32-35).

If a person wants to be saved, wants to learn about the Lord, wants to learn how they can get their life in order so that they can go to heaven, the church is the right place to go because it is the where the saved are found (Acts 2:47; John 10:9).

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