A fundamental question every believer must ask is whether or not what he or she believes and practices is in the Bible. The word of God is the only source of knowing God’s will for us. In it He has “given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3). The Bible is the truth (Jn. 17:17). So, anything not authorized by the Bible is not truth, but error.
I realize regarding “your church” that it is not actually your church, unless, of course, you founded it. What is meant by “your church” is the religious body of which you are a member, the church with which you identify.
So, is your church in the Bible? If not, can you really have confidence that it is approved by God and something of which you should be a part?
Try to find the name of these denominations in the Bible.
- Seventh-Day Adventist
- Roman Catholic
If it cannot be found, does that give you pause? Does it indicate that there is a lack of Bible authority for such an organization?
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him (Col. 3:18).
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God (1 Pet. 4:11).
Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds (2 John 9-11).