Church Membership-What Should You Look for in a Church to Subscribe Membership to
The decision over the church to which you will subscribe your membership to is one that should be made with careful thought and this points to the fact that there has to be some criteria or factors that you need to look into when choosing a church for you. Read on and see some of the following as some of the most important things that you should make sure that you have taken into consideration as you look for the right church for you to join.
One of the most important things that you need to take into consideration as you choose a church is whether the church lives by its teachings or not. By and large, the religious landscape in our country is fast changing and rapidly growing and for this reason we see a number of buildings popping up out there and being christened as “church” and all of them claim to have the “truth” you seek. In as much as they all lay claim to having the truth, you should be wise when making your decision for church on the platform of the truth that they so claim to have as we have had truth distorted and has become more of a relative subject, resulting in an abundance of error within the “church”. When assessing the teachings of the church and what they live by as a church, your sole basis for evaluating their truth is by looking at their allegiance to the Word of God, Scripture. Basically, you need to ensure that the church you are looking at is one whose doctrines, practices and all that they happen to be doing in the name of the church should be such things that are backed and grounded in Scripture, the living word. Ensure that the church is indeed an embodiment of the person of Jesus Christ, they say they are ambassador of. In this regard, one thing that comes out clearly is that when it comes to the need to find the best church, one that is at the very least true and faithful, there are only two things that you are to be as particular with and they are the preaching and teaching of the Word of God and the sacraments that the church has and how they are administered. The following is a detailed look at these two.
By and large, a church will only be as good as the word it teaches and preaches and the good one is to be the kind that teaches and preaches the word of God in its wholeness. Over and above this, it is as well supposed to have a keen focus on the exemplification of the person and works of Christ Jesus.