Help! Our Churches Are Failing Us!

Q. What does a person do that lives in a small town that doesn’t have a church that teaches the truth? I have a group of 5 friends that all go to different churches and we all are all experiencing the same thing. The Bible is either watered down, false doctrine is preached, or busy things are done that completely leave out the Word. The Bible says that we are not to forsake the assembling together. We meet and study God’s Word in our homes and still go to church but leave empty, mad, and confused. We long to hear God’s Word but it is not to be found. Have you any suggestions to our situation?

A. I suggest you and your friends stop attending church and structure your Bible Study group so it can function as a home church. A number of really good preachers/teachers have audio and video studies that you can use to meet your need for hearing God’s word. You can augment them with group discussions and prayer. This would be a lot more fulfilling for you and would be consistent with the Bible’s advice that we not forsake the assembling together.

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