A Christian Without a Church

Question: Can I be a Christian without joining the church?

Answer: Yes, it is possible. It is something like being:

A student who will not go to school

A soldier who will not join an army

A citizen who does not pay taxes or vote

A salesman with no customers

An explorer with no base camp

A seaman on a ship without a crew

A businessman on a deserted island

An author without readers

A tuba player without an orchestra

A parent without a family

A football player without a team

A politician who is a hermit

A scientist who does not share his findings

A bee without a hive

Source: Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations, Paul L. Tan
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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