Q. My wife and I have been lifelong members of a denominational church that has recently embraced the homosexual lifestyle and is proclaiming that Christ is not the only way to eternal life. This has caused us to stop attending. We just don’t know what to do. All we want to do is love and worship our Lord. Scripture is clear, homosexuality is a sin, and Jesus is the only way to the Father. Do you have any suggestions on how a believer can sort this all out and make the right decision?
A. Some denominations actually impose themselves between God and the believer. They do this by teaching things that contradict the Bible, or by requiring behavior that goes beyond Biblical standards.
This is why so many Christians call themselves non-denominational believers. They’ve found that no denomination has the answer, because the answer lies in a relationship with the Lord, not with membership in a group.
Once you have a relationship with the Lord, the name on the door becomes irrelevant and you look for a place that helps you nurture your relationship. Most people find that this involves a focus on worship combined with a high regard for His word. For the most part that rules out the liberal denominations, sad to say.
Jesus said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks” (John 4:23).