What Are The Reasons Why You Won't Go To Church On Sunday?

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alexbo

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I will like to know reasons why some Christians won't want to go to church on Sunday.
 

Heyjude

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There are many reasons why some do not go to Church, like looking after elderly relatives so are unable, or working to pay their way without choice, etc.

But wanting to go is something else. I can give you a few examples of those in my lifetime who have given accounts of why they do not want to go to Church (anymore). But I am in England not the USA which is very different and other countries may have much larger fellowships.

1. One person I know said that the Pastor upset him so much on his first visit when he gave a sermon on how "Anyone who is brought up in a house without love has no chance."
He never went back nor will. Whatever you believe, it is not nice to hear anyone say that person has no chance and hardly encouraging.

2. One person I know, said there were too many ceremonials, long drawn out reading of passages of the Scripture without explanation, or it didn't make them "feel" like they were close to God in that place. Some even said they didn't recognise the Hymns.

3. One person I know said that they didn't like the Pastor because what they preach isn't in the Scriptures but his own interpretation of it.

4. One person I know said that all the Churches they had attended in search of the right fellowship were no more than a "social club" on Sundays and were made up mostly in their Church of those who just wanted to get to the pub afterwards and have a drink.

5. One person I know said that her Atheist Mother told her "Join a Church" if you are lonely to meet people - when she told her she was lonely after moving to a new city. She did actually and became a Christian (interestingly)...

6. Another who was Catholic, never went back to a Church she had attended for many years as the Priest had "been detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure" lets say.
(Lets also say and keep in mind here that, "A bad example isn't a good example".)

7. I have heard some say that "the Pastor just droans on, its boring and they don't learn anything or feel anything when they are there. Another sad one.

8. Some say they go to many and are still looking for the right fellowship. They say they get a feel for the fellowship they are in by heart feeling (or gut feeling which some believe is connected to the heart) as soon as they walk in, in much the same way as one does when they walk into a house (they either get a real good feeling about it or they don't)

9. Some say that the Pastor has told them personally that none of the people that attend his Church have ever studied the Word of God and just rely on his Word so are not really interested. They go by the "why read when you can listen?" method.

10. Some say they do not like the new "happy clappy" versions of Christian Worship - all rock music and dancing about. Some like this and some do not.

I personally think it is very hard for Church Leaders or any Leaders or those in authority. We should pray for them as it must be a very disheartening sometimes for them. I know some lovely Pastors and their work is hard. We should pray for them indeed.

1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

I am not quoting Donald Trump by the way....I am quoting 1 Timothy 2:1-5 kjv

There are many I can list for reasons people WANT to go to Church which are far more positive, but you did ask reasons "why some do not WANT" to go to Church and here are a few I know of personally. In England anyhow. Most of the best fellowships I know are based around Scripture and Bible Study and asking the right questions. These are mostly the Little and Good ones and are small in nature and simple in their structure.




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notuptome

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Do not expect lost people to wish to attend church. It is a burden to them and they will only go with great reluctance. This is why we take the gospel to them in our daily walk.

Why Christians do not attend is another story. Christians especially new Christians have a hunger for Gods word and fellowship with Gods people. They will not come if they are not welcomed and not fed from the bible.

Many do not attend church today because their parents have failed to bring them up in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.

For the cause of Christ
Roger
 

JaumeJ

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Perhaps they
I will like to know reasons why some Christians won't want to go to church on Sunday.
Perhaps some elct to go to worship services on another day. As long as the motive is with a clear conscience in the sight of God, there is no sin, Paul teaches this.
 

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I don't go to church on Sunday because I go on Saturday. At least I used to until my work schedule was changed. I hope to resume going again soon.
 

ronnie97044

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The reason I can't go is because of my work schedule. I work Sunday mornings during the time that my church has its services.
 

Pemican

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I have heard some people do not go because they are lonely.
 

Solemateleft

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If my family has a Sunday scheduling conflict with: a travel date (plains trains and automobiles) for work or trip to visit family; children's performance, competition, college visit/move-in... In most cases we will go to church on Saturday.
On rare occasions when the tribe is sick (and need tending to with TLC) - we will tune into televised services.
 

maxwel

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I don't like visiting any churches full of two-eyed people...
because...
I think they're creepy.
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Gregoryp

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The church needs to have a purpose, to get us closer to Jesus. Unfortunaltey most are worldly and out to entertain and fill seats, not hearts. In these days of the internet and usually very good service providers, there is no need to sit with a large crowd listening to rock music or watching pomp and ceremony, priests in robes, trained monkeys turning the pages of the bible for hi, having a ten minute sermon that usually makes no sense, sing a few hymns then its a mass exodus for the door. (No pun intended) After having tried so Manu organised religions I gave up.
 

Lanolin

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Trying to find a church that doesnt play loud rock music. Or someone who stands up and preaches all the time, but then runs out of things to say and starts making lame jokes. One can only takes so much of this for weeks on end.

I finally found a gathering of quakers who dont play any music at all. Its very quiet. Also I can read my Bible in peace. So thats alright, but its a bit far away for me.
 

mailmandan

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Trying to find a church that doesnt play loud rock music. Or someone who stands up and preaches all the time, but then runs out of things to say and starts making lame jokes. One can only takes so much of this for weeks on end.

I finally found a gathering of quakers who dont play any music at all. Its very quiet. Also I can read my Bible in peace. So thats alright, but its a bit far away for me.
I actually visited a church once in which the music was so loud and so hard that I was waiting for Ted Nugent to come swinging down from the rafters and start singing! :eek:
 

JaumeJ

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Trying to find a church that doesnt play loud rock music. Or someone who stands up and preaches all the time, but then runs out of things to say and starts making lame jokes. One can only takes so much of this for weeks on end.

I finally found a gathering of quakers who dont play any music at all. Its very quiet. Also I can read my Bible in peace. So thats alright, but its a bit far away for me.
If what I have always understood aabout the Quakers is correct, they are a truly marvelous set of family members.

I am told they come together and do not do anythiing until th eHoly Spirit moves upon them, any member. That sounds nice to me..........
 

Heyjude

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I actually visited a church once in which the music was so loud and so hard that I was waiting for Ted Nugent to come swinging down from the rafters and start singing! :eek:
Morning mailmandan, Hey Jude here.

I agree that loud stuff is not good for the ears. (Rather like being at a Cream concert in the 60s....) Fortissimo.