The Social Pull of Religion

Going to church becomes part of your identity. Maybe you were raised a Methodist or Baptist or Catholic or in the Assembly of God or a community church. Or you came there in early adulthood and now you’ve been there for years. It’s part of who you are.You probably have relatives and friends there. People around town know you in part by your religion. “Bob Smith, he’s been with the (fill in the blank) Church just about his whole life,” townsfolk say.Identity and belonging are strong social attractions. God made us social creatures, and we all want to belong to…

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Issues of Life

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is

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