The courage to go to church

Posted on June 7, 2015 · Posted in Authority, Culture, Gospel, Worship

As you prepare to go to church each week, do you consider this to be an act of courage? Well, if you go to a church that believes that God is holy, that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ, that the Bible is the inspired word of God and must be obeyed, then going to church is a an act of courage!

When you go to church and you affirm your belief with other Christians in these core doctrines of historic Christianity, you put yourself at odds with those who view such beliefs as a threat to personal freedom and choice.

Serving and following the Lord of Scripture used to be fashionable. No longer. Our communities are being pulled apart by political correctness. Biblical morality has been reclassified as archaic and medieval. People who chose to believe that God’s word can set the boundaries of sexual conduct are being subjected to angry characterizations as hate mongers.

If we stand with Joshua and proclaim that we will serve the Lord, then yes, going to church will require much courage. Only the spread of the gospel in our land will restore hope to a lost culture.

May God give us courage to lead our families and our communities to worship and honor his great name.

See Joshua 1:14-15.

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Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.