We’d love you to visit or even join our chapel. You’d be made most welcome. You need to be clear about some things, however.
Going to Church doesn’t get you into heaven. Only a personal relationship with God through Jesus can achieve this. We attend church because we’re going to heaven, not in order to do so.
Being christened, baptised, dipped, dunked, confirmed or dedicated doesn’t make you a Christian. These are outward ceremonies, often performed by others. A true Christian has experienced God doing something on their inside.
If you’re sad or lonely, church can make you feel happier and provide you with a circle of new friends. But this isn’t its primary purpose. The Church is here to share the good news of Jesus with people; we are here to tell you of sin, judgement and forgiveness.
Ceremonies like communion and baptism are good because they point us to important truths (Christ died in our place, and Christians are new people, respectively). But don’t confuse the sign post with what it’s pointing to. Look to Christ.
It’s possible to be deeply religious, but not to be born-again. 2 Timothy 3:5 says of certain religious teachers: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.
We are not seeking more church-goers. We are seeking disciples for Jesus. Which one are you?
Romans 14:17: for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.