Reply copied & pasted from Baptists Only part of the forum. I agree. I do not agree. You are not going to find any scripture that justify bringing a church under the identity of a religious bondage to do something when as individual believers, we are following Him by faith in Jesus Christ. A church is a body of believers with Christ as the Head. The commitment is not the Head. When Christ appears, we follow Him Home by His grace & by His help. Churches and believers need to stop bragging about their commitments and promises to God in ther service of Him down here because that is excusing themselves from attending the Marriage Supper, whethor you like it or not. James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. Galatians 5:1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.....5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. Romans 1:17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:11But that no man is justified by the law ( nor by ther commitment to follow Christ ) in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Hebrews 10:38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. The Bridegroom appears and a bondage believer says ,"Oh, could you wait a minute, Lord? I have made this commitment, see. You understand." Think the Lord is going to hanging around in the air waiting for all the believers to be finished with their commitments? Not. Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Standing fast in that liberty means no commitments to this life in serving Him as we live by faith in Him in serving Him until it is time to go. Yes. It does matter. A believer's commitments speaks of himself and if he keeps it, it goes to his glory... and yet no flesh shall glory in His Presence. A believer's faith in the Son of God speaks of Him and His commitment to us in being our Good Shepherd as well as our Saviour in helping us to follow Him. Jesus Christ is our hope in following Him; it is not by keeping a commitment. The same goes for home churches.