Joining a church is a major decision and as such you need to do some due diligence when choosing the church to join and as a matter of fact, there are quite a number of things that you need to take into consideration when choosing a church. 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. As you look at all these options even on the platform of truth, you should be quite witty and know of the fact that truth is somewhat a relative subject when it comes to the present day establishments, error is available out there in its abundance. 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. By and large, all their doctrines, practices and all that they do as a church ought to be such that are actuated by the teachings there are in the Word of God. Ensure that the church is indeed an embodiment of the person of Jesus Christ, they say they are ambassador of. Thus we see the fact that when it comes to the need to find a church that is true and faithful to join, there are only two things that you should be as particular with and these are; the preaching and teaching of the Word of God and the sacraments and how they are administered in the church. Read on for more on these two below.
One thing that you need to know of is that a church will only be defined by the kind of teachings it has and for a good one, they are to be known for teaching and preaching nothing other than the word of God in whole. It is as well to have a focus on the person and works of Jesus Christ the Lord.