"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

We Are Not Required to Attend the
Best Church We Can Find in Our Area

by Stuart DiNenno

“The Bible teaches that Christians should not forsake the assembling of themselves together (Hebrews 10:25), therefore, we are required to attend the best church that we can find in our area.”

We are not required to attend the best church we can find in our area. We are required to attend the best church in our area that we actually know to be a genuine Christian church because it can provide evidence to prove that it is one. We are not required to join ourselves to something merely because it calls itself a Christian church and it appears to be better than something else that calls itself a Christian church. It could very well be the case that neither the “better” one nor the “worse” ones are actually true churches.

Judgments of church faithfulness will always be faulty if they are based on the relative standard of comparing one to another, rather than to objective biblical standards. We must require organizations claiming to be Christian churches to prove to us that they have the marks of true churches before we accept their claims, and we must understand that the marks of a true church are more than the mere profession of theological truths.

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