Church hopping: What's wrong with it?
Church hopping is a condition or a situation where by a person is fond of moving from one church to another. Simply, it is changing churches. Usually, many people do not know exactly what God says about this and somehow we find ourselves calling such people who change churches as sinners and which could be true in some situations. So what exactly is good or bad about changing your current church and join another one?At least, even pegans know that we won' t go to heaven because of our churches but our faith. While this is true, it is unwise to pretend as if a church has not so much to do with your faith (after all, it is the faith that your church preaches that you end up believing in). This means if you choose a wrong church, you may end up with wrong faith. For this reason, choosing a church is as important as choosing your drugs.
But we all know that it may not be that easy to tell that this church or that one is wrong or correct. Time, a long time is needed to discern between the faithfulness of these churches. For this reason, it is possible that after a long time of attendance in a certain church, you may need to change in case you later realize that the church is a wrong one. On this case, you are doing the right thing. Next time you need to be slow and sure before you join another one. But if it happens and you make a mistake again, do not fear to change.
The challenge is when people keep changing churches due to self interests like when the church is against bad manners that the person still wants to keep, like when this person is avoiding responsibility and being followed up by other church members, like when he is following richness, miracles, kind of people like girls or boys or politicians and other self reasons. In these cases, the person could be doing wrong.
However, since we both know that what defines God's kingdom is more than spiritual needs only, it is also possible that one can change to another church to find answers to other life questions in case the other church was simply neglecting to deliver such services to its congregation. This is also okay. Faith is not just in words, the church should be able to help people in all important aspects of life. So changing churches in search of these other benefits may not be dangerous depending on the real motive behind.
Finally, it is not a sin to change your church and join another one as long as your motive is good and born out of your conscience. We love you so much
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