Archive for January 19th, 2016


I wrote a post on Sunday titled “Consider the possibility that the reason you aren’t going to church has to do with your sins.”  Among other things, in that post I wrote:

Perhaps one might not even be saved to begin with though at one time you went to church, but did so with an ulterior motive of some kind.

Someone commented and disagreed with my statement about the possibility of people having ulterior motive as the reason they go to church.  In his/her own words:

In this region, children are expected to attend church until they reach high school age. I can’t imagine what ulterior motive some elementary or middle school kid might have for attending church. Could be a failure of imagination on my part, but this just sounds implausible.

According to this individual, going to church for ulterior motive “just sounds implausible.” The person did admit that it can be the failure of his or her imagination.  It’s not just a lack of imagination that’s the problem; in light of the given data from the Christian scripture, church history, current events and Christian living which testify that people do go to church for other hidden reasons short of glorifying God, it seems more likely it is the willful ignorance on the part of our troll that denies the plausibility of people going to church with ulterior motives.  Since going to church is a very real phenomena, I think it’s worth taking a closer look.


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