Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NKJV)

In the scripture referred to above, Apostle Paul speaks of the church as God’s temple. Moreover, as a Christian you are the temple of the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit lives in you. As a child of God, you have a duty to give honour to God by the way you live. The Lord expects you to lead righteous life. When you as a Christian, live in unrighteousness, you are actually living in sin (1 John 5:17). Anyone who sin, defiles the church which is holy. God does not tolerate sin and He will judge those who sin against His church.

When you are taught the Word of God but you still choose to live in sin, and still insist on going to church, you are a rebellious person. You are defiling the church of God with your sin. You are in the church physically but you do not have the Lord’s covering. You are easily opened up to the devil and he can easily attack you even though you attend church.

The church exists to do God’s will, and serves as a light in your community and throughout the world. How will you be able to win souls to the Kingdom of God while you are still living in sin? The church of God is a spiritual place, not a social club. It is the place where we go to learn, to be corrected, to grow, and to encounter God. You damage and corrupt the church of God when you live according to the practices of the world.God dwells in the church and He values the church. You should also value the church and stop defiling it through sin.