We all know them, and some of us are them– people who attend a local church but refrain from becoming members. Sure, we claim that we have our reasons, we don’t want to make the commitment, it’s a serious, business, etc., but the reality is that your refusal to join a local body states to the body you’re regularly attending that something is wrong, and that you choose not to unify with them.
Bethany at Something Greater reviewed Josh Harris’ book, Stop Dating the Church!: Fall in Love with the Family of God (Lifechange Books) and had this to say:
He expressed so many Biblical points within a tiny little book, Stop Dating the Church. He covered so many important topics, from the reason why we should be committed to a local church, to the importance of humility in leadership, and things to remember when choosing a church.
So, take the time to find a church, get committed to that church and become a member of it– to encourage those that are there, to share the burden of the people, and to be submissive to the Lord.