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. 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. 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. Hereunder is a look at both of these that you need to look into when it comes to the choice of the right church for you.
A church should be as good as the word it preaches and this is to be the word of God in its entirety. It is as well to have a focus on the person and works of Jesus Christ the Lord.