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Perhaps the best way to discern whether one has grounds to leave a church is to go back to the basics. What, after all, is the purpose of the church? The Bible is clear that the church is to be the...
The Bible says LOVE never fails, 1 Cor 13:8; and FAITH worketh by LOVE, Gal 5:6; so if we make a decision to leave a church, we must love them deeply, pray for them and cause them no harm, or we ourselves may be more of a problem than the 'church' itself. Fasting and prayer should be entered into and we should enquire of the Lord before we leave a church. It may be God has us in this church for OUR growth and a training program HE has us on. Enquire of the Lord and look up instead of at a church's lack of 'appeal' to 'me' for whatever reason... perhaps You (or I) are to BE the WORD in action for those in the church to draw them closer to God. Most people like an 'easy road' to travel, but the gospels make it clear.... IN THIS WORLD you WILL have TRIBULATIONS! This may be a growth period in patience, understanding, love, etc... a chance to produce spiritual fruit from our lives.
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