The last two weekends my oldest daughter has accompanied her friend’s family to their church. She returned home and declared, “I’m going to their church from now on, it’s so fun!”. So she thinks. We will continue to attend our regular church. Her attitude regarding why she wants to attend that church is common among many religious minded church goers. But should it be?
I didn’t choose the church we go to because it’s fun, exciting, or new. Despite my disagreement on some doctrinal points, I chose it because it teaches soundly from the Bible. There is little emphasis on whether passages make you feel good or happy or spiritual. In other words, I chose it because I think what it teaches about what the Bible says is true.
What criteria should a church meet before you consider it acceptable? Why did you choose the church you did? What about your church makes it the right one for you?