Why are fellowship and communion so important to Christians? Isn’t it enough that when I’m saved I won’t be going to hell? Why make such a big deal about Christian community?
Lots of reasons, actually. The most earth-shaking is this: In loving fellowship Christians are sharing the essential nature of God. Before anything else was, the Father, Son, and Spirit existed in loving communion. In creating the world, God began sharing that love with us. When Christians gather to commune with God and one another, we express and proclaim the same love that flows in the heart of God. That’s a whole lot more than simply being nice to other people.
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