After speaking to someone about Christ and how I love church there is one comment I hear often that makes me shudder every time I hear it. That comment sounds something like this, "Oh you go to church? You're a good person than." No... See the problem is I realize I am NOT a good person. This is why I go to church. The truth is the people that don't go to church are the ones who think they are good people. The ones who don't turn to Christ are the ones who think they are "Good". So let me lay it out flat now right now.
Church is for the lonely, the rebellious, the thieving. Church is for those who are addicted to sex, money, drugs and pornography. Church is for the person struggling with homosexuality, drinking, loving his wife or husband. Church if for the suicidal and the hateful. The person who thinks about wanting to hurt or murder someone. Church is for the perverted, the jealous, the envious.Church is for the child molesters, the pedophiles and the law breakers. Church is for those who realize they aren't good people.
Church is not for good people. It's for imperfect people who know it. This is why I go to church. Because God has shown me through His word that I am sick and in need of a Savior. The church is the only place that "Bad" people should be more welcomed than "Good" people. Jesus said it best who He came for ;
Mark 2:17 “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do need one. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
So... are you a good person? Because you know where you can find me on Sunday.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us." Charles Spurgeon