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. The following is a lowdown on some of the key aspects that you will do well taking into consideration as you settle for a church for you to belong to.
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. Generally, what we see in our religious landscape as a nation is that this is one that has been fast growing and changing and as a result of this, we see a number of establishments coming up on a near daily basis in the name of “church” and as a matter of fact, they all will lay claim to them having 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. Make sure that the church of your preference is indeed a reflection and true embodiment of the person of Jesus Christ whom they say they are body of. As such, what we see in essence is that when it comes to the need to find the right church for your membership to join and call home, you need to pay a particular attention to the elements of how they teach and preach the Word of God and the kind of sacraments there are and how they are administered at 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.