Today, there are innumerable church denominations that have have developed since the time of the early churches. However, we are to be very careful when we decide to seek fellowship in any church because the word of God says:
“[KEEP THY FOOT WHEN THOU GOEST TO THE HOUSE OF GOD], and [BE MORE READY TO HEAR], than to give the [SACRIFICE OF FOOLS: FOR THEY CONSIDER NOT THAT THEY DO EVIL]” (Ecclesiastes 5:1).
“[HE THAT BURNETH INCENSE], as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations” (Isaiah 66:3).
“The LORD is far from the wicked: but [HE HEARETH THE PRAYER OF THE RIGHTEOUS]” (Proverbs 15:29).
“[THE SACRIFICE OF THE WICKED IS AN ABOMINATION] to the LORD: but [THE PRAYER OF THE UPRIGHT IS HIS DELIGHT]. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but [HE LOVETH HIM THAT FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (Proverbs 15:8-9).
“For the time is come that [JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD]: and if it first begin at us, [WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD]? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” (1 Peter 4:17-18).
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God is very clear when he comes, says: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, [I NEVER KNEW YOU]: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23). “And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: [THERE SHALL BE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH]” (Matthew 13:42).
“Then shall the [RIGHTEOUS] shine forth as the sun in the [KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER]. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 13:42-43).
“For many are called, but [FEW ARE CHOSEN]” (Matthew 22:14).
“Fear not, [LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
The Apostle Paul reminded us, said: “[WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION] with fear and trembling that ye may approve things that are excellent; [THAT YE MAY BE SINCERE AND WITHOUT OFFENCE TILL THE DAY OF CHRIST]” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).