The Things to Look for in a Church
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. Below we take a look at some of the key elements and attributes of a church that you need to make sure that you have taken into consideration when it comes to the choice of a church to call your church.
The first thing that you will want to take a look at as you choose a church in your neighborhood or township to subscribe membership to is how true the church is to its teachings and principles. 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”. The sole basis on which you need to assess a church in its claims to truth is by looking at just how they teach, live and hold by the sole Word of God, Scripture, for this is the only solid basis of truth. Their doctrines, practices and everything they do as a church should be those that are reflected or informed by 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. 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.