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Grew up in America

Jesus is the pearl of great price! Anyone who has a personal relationship with Him knows what I mean.
Anything that helps you get closer to Jesus is good. Anything that keeps you from getting closer to Him is not good. If going to church helps you get closer to Jesus then it is a good thing. If going to church becomes more important than Jesus, then I think you need to re-evaluate. From my personal experience I have the feeling that many Americans feel that "church is the way, the truth, and the life; (you may substitute your favorite denomination: e.g. baptist, catholic, church of christ, etc... for church) and no one comes to the Father or Jesus except through church." If they invite you to go to church with them and you agree, then they feel they have done all they need to do. A true relationship with Jesus is much more than this! Seek Him with your whole heart, soul, and mind and He will be faithful to guide you through the narrow gate.


This I know is true: John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me."