Once again, things the Bible says will improve our spiritual life are being scientifically proven to improve our physical health as well.
The latest is church attendance. The Bible tells Christian believers not to neglect meeting together (Hebrews 10). Now, research out of Vanderbilt University shows that people who regularly attend worship services actually live longer than those who don’t.
Professor Marino Bruce, Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, who is also a Baptist pastor, co-authored the study.
In the video [accompanying this article], he says the data shows that regular church attendance is particularly beneficial, from a physical health standpoint, for people between the ages of 40 and 65.
“Middle aged adults who attended church actually reduced their risk for mortality by 55 percent. For those who did not attend church at all, they were twice as likely to die prematurely than those who did, who attended church at some point over the last year.”
This article continues at [CBN News] The Bible Got It Right: Why Going to Church Keeps You Alive Longer