And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.(Hebrews 10:24-25)
One trend I have been noticing lately with a good many of those who would consider themselves Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and Charismatics, is that many are dismissing the importance of commitment to a local church, or in some cases, they have just left off going to church.
I know many longtime Christians, who have given up on the church. They are confessing Christians who believe, but for various reasons, they no longer support any local congregation.
Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it…”. There is no “plan B”. For we who live in the end of the Age, participation in the church, the body of Christ, and “Pillar and ground of the Truth” is the means of grace and flourishing spiritually.
Why is this generation so lax about church? How is it that people who have previously been converted and once burned with Spiritual fire, frequenting fellowship and worship/teachings as often as possible, are now so blasé about the church, they no longer see the need to support one?