Organized religion and why it is important

The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum of saints
All too frequently, organized religion (i.e. a church) can seem pointless and boring.  I certainly found it this way before I started reading the Bible.  Often, the lack of interest in church may be caused by one of two main things:
1. The person has had a bad experience previously in organized religion
2. The person feels uncomfortable about realizing that they are a sinner

In the case of the first problem, it is quite possible that differences in Christian denominations has confused the person.  It is confusing!  It is important to go to a church whose teachings are in line with the Bible.  Identifying such a church oneself does require a) attending a church and b) reading the Bible.

In the case of the second problem, that isn't actually a problem at all for attending church.  All of us are sinners.  It is as simple as that.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:23


Organized religion is important because we can learn even more about God, Jesus and the Bible there through listening to the sermons.  If you were to learn how to be a carpenter, you would make more progress with a teacher than on your own.  It's the same with the big questions.  If you haven't got a good church (see above for how to know) you will need to figure out a different one.

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  3. You mention that one reason that people dislike organized religion is because they had a bad experience at a church. I believe it is important to distinguish between a "bad" church which should be avoided because the pastor/minister is doctrinally unsound and a "bad" church with ugly carpet, poor music, or uncomfortable seats. The first style of "bad" church should certainly be avoided. The second style may grow on you if you give it time.

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