Taking a Sabbatical from Church

Within many Christian circles, church attendance is synonymous with one’s belief in Jesus, and for those who don’t attend, at all, or even deliberately skip a Sunday or two, the validity and value of their spirituality is called seriously into question.

Ocean Breeze inspirational original oil painting of woman on beach with fabric at sunset by Steve Henderson licensed prints at Great Big Canvas iCanvasART and Framed Canvas Art

There is a sense of liberation in taking control of our spirituality. Ocean Breeze, original oil painting by Steve Henderson; licensed prints at Great Big Canvas, iCanvasART, and Framed Canvas Art

Before I go on, let me get Hebrews 10:25, the standard verse used to bring recalcitrant believers into line, out of the way:

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.”

Or, more familiarly, even for those who assiduously avoid the King James Version:

Forsake not the assembling of one another.

Skipping church, or not attending all together, is an emotionally divisive issue, but increasingly, more and more Christians are not feeling comfortable in a corporate group setting, and yet they are made to feel like pariahs for questioning the status quo. If this describes you, please read the rest at my Christian Post blog article, Is It Time to Take a Break from Church?

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About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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