Well, no, the message the structure of that headline sends is that God doesn't want THOSE churches to lose membership, which probably wasn't what the OP intended. :p
I've read in the Bible that God wants us to love and worship him, but I've never read that he wants us to go to church, specifically. Can you point me to that reference?
There are a lot of reasons why mainstream denominations are in a tailspin. A large part of it is because they have all lost their distinctives and they have attempted to compete with secular interests instead of remaining at a bit of a distance. Prior to 1960 or so, most churches saw corporate prayer as worship, not entertainment.
Churches that still engage in worship look and feel a lot different from entertainment churches. They are reverential and intimate (even in huge buildings) and they inspire human beings to consider their lives from God's point of view, not from a therapist's point of view.
In entertainment churches the emphasis is always on God as a sort of a divine drinking buddy. He never gets on your case if you've had a few too many and he'll never mention that blonde you were talking to all night. You can tell him anything and he'll never judge you. You can skip the bar for years at time and when you drop back in, your good buddy is warming the same bar stool like you'd been there all along.
Of course, it's way more convenient to just go to a bar with a human drinking buddy instead of getting up on Sunday morning so that's what a lot of people do. ;)
He also wants us to 'keep his word' !
In your world of precise meanings does that mean to keep his word as in to do what he commands ?
They should have had you 'proof read' the scriptures for errors before they were released !
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