Church of God, New World Ministries

Bible Q & A

Q. How can one join the Church of God?
 
A. Actually, God’s Church is not something one can “join” in the ordinary sense.  God, Himself, puts a person into His Church (John 6:44), which is the spiritual body of Christ (I Cor. 12:13).

God does require certain prerequisites before He will add a member to the body.

Acts 2:38 is an anchor verse to consider: “. . .Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Membership in God’s Church can only be obtained by receiving God’s Holy Spirit upon real repentance – water baptism being symbolic of burial of the old self.

Anyone who meets the biblical qualifications – without respect of persons and regardless of race, color or previous creed (see I Corinthians 12:13 again)—is admitted to membership in the Church of God by God Himself.
 
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