"Unlike the others here, I go as often as possible! At least to Sabbath school. Well, I'm not "out" to these folks, and someone needs to correct them when they start talking out of the wrong end! Whether it's trivial stuff about…"
"I would have loved to go *sigh* but I am still recovering from major surgery. From what Hemant Mehta says, this is not going to be an annual event, due to the time, money and effort this takes to put on. On a positive note, it's…"
"Hi Tiffany. Not a SDA, (ex-Mormon). I will go to church for weddings, 3 yrs. ago, funerals, 8 mos. ago, things like that. But I think that is different than going for church services. These things I mentioned are for the individual person/people, so…"
"I attended church like 8 or so months ago. I sat through sabbath-school and it was horrible to listen to group of historically illiterates butcher Jewish/Israelite history. That was aggravating enough as it is. Wait... I went to…"
"My wife is still clinging to her SDA roots and she occasionally wants to attend church. I bring her since she does not drive. I do not enjoy these visits and have actually just dropped her off the last couple of times since I really…"
"I still have contradictory feelings on going to the church where I grew up. On one hand, the people there have loved and cared about me since before I was born. They've cheered me on through every life event and I feel gratitude for that.…"
"How in the world do we choose from such a nefarious number of quotes? I'm going to go with the following, as I am a strong supporter of science and evidence-based medicine:
Apparently the first SDA missionaries took her ignorant advice to…"
"Going to church and going to a wedding or funeral that's at a church are two totally different things. One is attending for the sake of a deity, the other is attending for your friends or family.
Tiffany, since your boyfriend has already…"
"Jason-My boyfriend explained his reasons for not going to church to them a long time ago, but they still send tracts and tell him to go to church and pray with every sabbath phone message. I don't want to make it seem like he hasn't…"
"I haven't been in a church in the last 7 years except of course when I did some IT work at a Baptist church, but there was no service at the time so I hardly think that counts. Personally though, I never felt comfortable in any church anyway,…"
One thing I've been wondering: how many of you go back to visit SDA churches (or any church) from time to time? My SDA church attendance during the past couple of years has been confined to a funeral (one of my childhood friends, very sad). I stopped going to visit church when I visit home. I think of the many weddings I have attended in the past couple of years, only 2 were in a church--neither of them SDA. However, it looks like a friend of the family is getting married in an SDA church…See More
"When I was taking biblical scholarship classes in undergraduate, we used the New Revised Standard version of the bible. Most scholars consider this version to be the most accurate. As others have said, while the KJV is more poetic, it is…"
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Member's name &…"
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