The Book Why Should I Go To Church with Apostle Pride Sibiya

The “church” is a term that could be understood from a whole lot of viewpoints. For some, it is the building they meet in, for some, it is your own heart, for some it is a group of people worshipping God.

The word and concept comes from the Greek word kyriakos from which we derive kyriake (the Shona will actually see how they got to ‘kereke’) oikia meaning “the house of the Lord” or simply “the Lord’s house” which may mean the assembly of God’s ‘called out’ people or even the house or building they have dedicated to God and meet in.

However almost every time the New Testament talks of the church, it uses the Greek ekklesia. This term speaks of a local meeting of Christians (and never a building), and sometimes talks of the universal union of all Christians regardless of their geographical locations, in the sense of “the Body of Christ” worldwide.

All these definitions are respectable and will be made use of in this booklet.
The Book Why Should I Go To Church with Apostle Pride Sibiya

Some time ago, in October of 2011, God started dealing with me about the importance of people attending church. God showed me how in these last days the people are putting God and His church anyway but first on their agenda, and with special emphasis to those who claim to be Christians. This is the direct opposite of what Isaiah prophesied:

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 2:2-3

The last days should mark the calling of all nations to be in the house of the Lord to be taught of the Lord through choice men and women selected by God to minister to this end-time generation.

As I was in the midst of all this I also began to see how God spoke to many prophets in the Bible and those operating in these last days of great masses coming to church and many ministers influencing many souls to turn to Jesus Christ and to worship the one true God, and Him alone.

I remembered a song we used to sing when I was doing my primary education to encourage one another to go to school: “handei kuchikoro, kana warambidzwa unofa wakadaro usina kumbodzidza” (let’s go to school, if you don’t come, you will die like that, uneducated), and I turned it to encourage people to go to church or else they will die unsaved and end up in hell. It must be known that though the church has a lot of flaws and weaknesses it still remains the medium through which God is represented and speaks through, to the saints and those in the world. Though people may move from denomination to denomination, the concept of the Church must never be forsaken. True to the words of Jesus that the gates of hell would never prevail against the church, (Matthew 16:18) the church has survived great tribulations throughout history: members and buildings being burnt, sewn into pieces, thrown to fierce animals, Bibles being burnt, hypocrisy, clerical misconduct, moral failure, heretical teachings, divisions, counterfeit churches, satanic invasions, and the like, yet it has remained victorious. Most of these things still threaten the church today and yet the Spirit of God will take it to Heaven one day when Jesus comes in the sky as God’s victorious people take the Kingdom and reign forevermore!

In this booklet I will mainly answer why it is necessary to, go to, and be a member of, a church and ultimately the Church (all saints of God). I will then briefly answer other questions that people have when this topic is brought up, a few in details and the rest shortly.


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Glory Ministries is an international movement which was founded in 2001 by Apostle P. Sibiya, in Chitungwiza, Zengeza, the greater part of Harare, Zimbabwe. It is a global ministry with the vision of taking God's glory to the nations of the world. Bishop Pride Sibiya
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