According to the Bible, men do not join the church, but rather God adds all saved people to His church (Acts 2:47). One must be born of water and the Spirit in order to enter the kingdom (John 3:5). The condition that one must meet in order to enter the church is to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. This includes:

  • Hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).
  • Believing that God exists (Hebrews 11:6) and that Jesus is His Son (John 3:16-18).
  • Repenting of all sins (Acts 17:30).
  • Confessing Jesus as the Son of God (Matthew 16:16Acts 8:37).
  • Being baptised (immersed in water) for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).
  • When an individual follows scripture, they are saved from all past sins and God adds them to His church, born into God’s family.