Church membership not only is unnecessary in God’s eyes, but may lead you to sin against God!

I baptize my Granddaughter in her Grandmother's nursing home

I baptize my Granddaughter in her Great-Grandmother’s nursing home

Our daughter cannot become a member of her congregation because it does not recognize the supremacy of God’s love over religious law. Her congregation refuses to accept her baptism because it happened in another denomination and was performed by a method they reject. Her confirmation as an adult has no value in their religious eyes. Yet a young child, seven years old, became a member last Sunday because their religious forms were fulfilled.

Now if my daughter agreed to be baptized again, their way, she would be acceptable. The fact is the Bible says clearly, “Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other. Through the peace that ties you together, do your best to maintain the unity that the Spirit gives. There is one body and one Spirit. In the same way you were called to share one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over everything, through everything, and in everything” (Ephesians 4:2-6 God’s Word).

I baptize an adult in the river

I baptize an adult in the river

Now how do they justify their doctrine over “lovingly accept each other”? Well, they label her baptism as a christening, in an arrogance that would make the devil proud. She was baptized, however, not christened.

Since we raised our daughters with a strong sense of justice and a clear teaching that the Bible guides us, she will never become a member.

So why do they stay with this congregation? Because God led them there.

Talk about irony.