I try to go when I can but sometimes life is very hard and I can not be a slave, always doing important things
I was going to name this topic originally to "I want to say something but you will use it to embarass me" and it seems this is what has happened
The same reason I have stopped going to church is why I stopped fasting so much. I believe Jesus died so we can enjoy the things of life moderately and He came to make our lives easier not harder.
Fasting is only important if you want to receive something from God, not for no reason so you never get to be free to live.
I know fasting is not a ceremonial law but St Paul said we are free from the burden of commandments.
He who observes a day observes it to the LORD and he who does not, to the LORD he does not observe it.
I am waiting for a sermon which finally tells me yes this is the place which is the light of the world giving light to the darkness of a despairing world which does not know how to serve God.
It must be a church in which daily those are entering who are being saved. It needs to be a place I can witness to others to join it.
wow. who told you that?! who deceived you and told you that God is into that relationship(need-based relationship)? so we are our own selves when life is good but when it's bad we go to God....but than leave Him when it's all cozy?! in what manner is this fair to God (atleast in our human understanding)?"
I don't mean if we want something worldly. I mean if we want to stop a sin or if we want God to help us understand something. If we want God to bring back a sinner to Hi bosom etc
Jesus said if you put new wine in old bottles they will brake. Do you really think God wants you to fast nearly every day of the year and meat was not made for human beings?
Jesus says when you fast to annoint your head with oil, he wants us to appear to be always happy.
He does not want us to give the impression that we do not enjoy our life
I know Jesus did not die to destroy the moral law but all that does not help a human being
You said being good will get us to heaven.
So really only the righteous will be saved. Those who have strived and I guess I agree.
I am convinced I should go to church and hope to benefit but I am weak
you need to be patient though. maybe the questions you have this week will be answered next week, so you have to attend often.
even after death, our spirits may sin.
Quote from: minatasgeel on February 11, 2012, 12:22:54 PMeven after death, our spirits may sin. Mina, I am not challenging you by any mean, but may you please clarify?