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Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community? In the most general terms, yes - most congregations are open to non-member participation. Saying that, it is possible different congregations have a nuanced stance in this regard - some of their meetings may be closed and it is best to ask ...


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From the point of view of a Seventh-Day Adventist, we welcome unbelievers, because many in the church have come from Atheism. You would be welcome with open arms.


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In the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (C&MA) of which I am a member, you would definitely be welcome when attending almost any gathering of church members, whether large or small, plenary or small group. Our church has "ministries" for almost every age group and for almost every conceivable interest or need (e.g., divorce recovery, 12-step ...


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A Catholic Official Position Catholics absolutely welcome atheists or anyone else to attend Holy Mass. Unfortunately, as suggested elsewhere, we do not feel it is appropriate for most non-Catholics to receive Holy Communion. For example, a norm developed by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (later the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) reminds ...


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I use to have "anxiety" and still do (at times) as to how can I have joy and peace in heaven when I know that here on earth some of my friends and loved one's have died without knowing Jesus Christ. Then the Lord gave me Revelation 21:4-5, "and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be ...


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This is in the realm of speculation, but for sure any Christian in heaven has already been sanctified completely so assuming that we and our friends "make it to the end" and enter heaven, there will be so much goodwill and catching up and learning of why we drifted apart on earth but then immediately forgive each other then focus our attention to have ...


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