The importance of having the blessing of a home church to attend, should never be slighted. It is one of the most important priviledges Christians have available to them in our Nation of the USA and elsewhere in the world. However, there are, a variety of reasons why people discontinue going to supposed sanctuaries of praise and worship It cannot necessarily be considered the fault of congregates who may leave a church that was once a spiritual home to them. In this audio (link at end of article), I explore and relate reasons as to why my wife and I are currently between the choice of a church sanctuary. A place of choice to be our spiritual home of praise and worship.

Keeping in mind that a church should not be our only place of spiritual sanctuary but prayer, praise and worship of God should be at home as well, including study of His Word. I'll mention also, that a church can be a place to receive God's preached/taught Word by a well-studied minister. Receiving and maintaining our faith as Christians, which in my opinion is the most important aspect of public worship, where we receive a steady spiritual diet of God's Holy Word.

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." - (Romans 10:17 KJV).

There can be hindrances in deciding whether or not a church is good for your family's Christian growth or in some way damaging to it. Generally and obviously speaking, if hurtful things are being done to your family, or even if they are simply seeing hurtful things regularly, change to a new church is oviously needed, ASAP! There are truly good churches to take your family to, but it is a matter of finding one and not choosing the first church you find down the street to be your home for worship.

1 John 4:1 KJV - "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God...".

Not only did my family and I scout-out possibilities for a home church in our small city but we traveled to no less than three other towns trying to find a home church. Are we trying to find a "perfect church"? Absolutely not, in fact I don't believe there is such a thing as a "perfect worship sanctuary", as far as church held in buildings men have built, in this current world. It is not sanctuaries made in this pre - Second Coming of Christ. It is rather groups of people making up a body of believers in this word, and the one to come. Born again believers in Christ are divided into many groupings of people, in different areas of the world. This includes people such as shut-ins, resthome residents and prisoners, all Saved by Jesus free blood sacrifice, offered freely by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).

(Ephesian 3:1 and 6 - NIV) "For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles -- …This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus." (NIV)

Church problems I refer to in this audio, are not petty things that we should overlook, but major things that do indeed merit one, to remove his/her family from a church which has the ability to cause them spiritual harm.

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I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies. Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects that I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in the 1980s for approximately 20 years (between youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well). I was also a guest speaker to churches, who invited me to present important Bible teachings to their evangelical congregations, during those same years. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace (not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely).