It seems the last few days I’ve been expressing things that bother me about some churches and preachers.
Churches that have “Everyone Welcome” on their church signs bother me.
Here’s why. I think they are missing the point. I believe the Church of Christ is an exclusive, members only group. Now I don’t necessarily mean being a member of your local church, I’m talking about being a living member of Christ’s Church; Being baptized by immersion in his name or in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and trying to live out God’s word keeping his commandments.
1 Corinthians 5:11 KJV
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Psalm 119:115 KJV
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
Romans 16:17 KJV
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Galatians 6:1 KJV
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
There are many warning verses throughout the Holy Bible and I maintain if anywhere is the place to be clickish, it’s with your brothers and sisters in Christ.