An interesting question… answered well by an atheist pastor.
I love bible study. I spend hours every day reading the bible and comparing scripture as I am currently reading through the whole bible. But I don’t attend a church. I’m sure this is wrong, although I don’t feel bad about it like I do when I don’t read the bible. So my 2 questions are as follows: 1) Where does having an immense joy in reading the bible come from? Trust me I didn’t decide one day I was going to start liking the bible. And 2) How do I address the issue of not attending church?
I can only assume several things here:
1) You’re reading the Bible for fun. Which is like playing with gasoline in a furnace, or using a baseball bat to pick your nose.
2) You’ve made church an option, while the Bible clearly does not.
Whether you claim to be a…
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