Most common reasons
I have my own God that I can see.
If you can’t see, then don’t believe.
Pastors want your money.
We don’t need church.
These are quotes people use as reasons to not attend church. Many people do not believe in GOD because they say “How can you believe in something you cannot see?” Also, a reason why many people believe in idols made of wood and steel such as “Bud-ah”. It seems easier for society to place their faith in something they can visually see and touch.
People unfortunately have the concept that the “Bible” has been changed over and over again. However, it is partly true . Yes, it has been rewritten for different people to comprehend it. However, the vocabulary and definitions remain the same. Give me a bible verse that you believe says different things and I will prove to you otherwise. Many bible verses use a specific biblical vocabulary compared to our daily vocabulary. However, the meaning remains the same.
If you want to start reading the Bible, I suggest you start with the book of Proverbs.Linda Manrique
It’s just a matter of looking into it.
Something one needs to keep in mind is that the “church” and the “congregation” are two separate and totally different things. The “church” are the people attending the service and the “congregation” is the building where the service takes place. The church is like a very ill hospital viewing it from the spiritual side. Each soul needs spiritual healing which will only be found in the Word of GOD.
Authority has become a great issue among non-believers. Every denomination has a different bias within Christianity. For instance, Catholics believe that the priest and nun shall never get married to perform their authority position; this is not true. We are all humans and a male who has never been with a woman or a woman who has never been with a male will have lust and sexual urges. Sadly, it is the reason why some people stop attending service. They tend to believe the priest or nun is sexually abusive which unfortunately does happen with wolfs dressed as sheep (fake-Christians). We shall not be one way at the service and a different way outside service. We shall always remain the same, inside and out. It is not about putting on a show.
Majority who do believe in GOD but do not attend service, rather be on their own. The scripture does say to congregate; but many people rather go solitaire. By “Congregate” it is meaning to “gather together”. The scripture also talks about “I can do everything in Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13). Meaning they need to learn by an authority figure, not on their own. Look at it this way; doesn’t a business have a manager? Didn’t that manager go through some type of process to earn it? It is the same with learning the Gospel. Doesn’t a business have a leader? It’s the same thing within the things of God.
Allow yourselves to be discipled.Linda Manrique
A young 27-year-old male once said, “I’m connected to GOD and I see church as a way to have trouble with a constant connection.” An older 65-year-old male also once said, “I don’t need to go to church because all they want is to butt in people’s business; they have nothing better to do.” However, it’s all on how one interprets things. It’s not about caring what others say or do;it’s about serving our one all mighty and cleansing ourselves for our own well being. Don’t allow people’s actions interfere with your own life. You go to church to serve and seek the Lord; not to seek gossip and serve mankind.
The most common reason why people don’t like to attend church is because of those 5 minutes where one gives money. Nobody truly understands what this is about until once get involved and serves the Lord. Even like this; it takes true discipleship to understand this one. This is called the “Tithe”; used for rent, supplies, maintenance etc. In reality, few are the pastors who get paid. The scripture does command us to Tithe in Genesis 28:20. Unfortunately due to the disobedience of the world, its meaning has been lost. Tithing is not about the amount of money one gives but how one gives it to Him. Yes, the scripture does say the tenth percent as it shall be. Though one shall trust in the Lord that he shall provide.
“If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”
A penny is more worthy coming from a humble heart than one thousand dollars coming from a selfish heart.Linda Manrique
Yet they sleep
Others tend to believe it is simply boring and tend to fall asleep during service. This is very common. When there are no fruits of the holy spirit, there is no revelation as well. Revelation is needed to grab the concept of the message that was preached. He that does not believe in Him may test Him but not with a selfish heart. He who tests Him from an overwhelming weight within their life, will see how great he is. He who seeks Him, will find