Choosing a church

Question 174, from Anna, via Facebook

Does it matter what church or group you belong to in Christianity? I have spoken to a lot of different Christian denominations and don’t know how to find a church. I want to be baptized. They all seem to be sincere to me. As long as Jesus is your Lord and saviour and you love God with all your heart and love your fellow man, does it matter which church you go to?

Although there are many differences between Christian denominations, in terms of theology, structure, emphasis, and activity, many of those differences seem to be trivial to people viewing churches from ‘outside’.

There are some important principles to apply, however, based on recommendations made by the earliest Christian leaders, as recorded in the New Testament. (more…)