As much as there are many churches out there, not all institutions that call themselves a church are true churches. This is one reason why you need to be extra vigilant when you are choosing a new church. So, how are you going to distinguish real churches from those that are not? Here are some of the characteristics of true churches that you should know about
True churches pray
One way to distinguish a good church from a false one is by checking whether they have prayer sessions or not. Prayer is a very important part of any kind of church because it reveals their hearts. Prayer is a way to showcase our gratefulness as well as dependence on God. It is through players that Christians acknowledge that they cannot do everything on their own. Through prayers, we all understand that God can work through and in us. If a church has believers who are devoted to prayers, that is a real church and a church that can be trusted.
The apostle teachings
You will also know whether a church is real or not by checking their preaching and teaching. Our faith when we are living and our eternal life is based on what we know and believe about God. Any church that we choose must dedicate itself to teaching the truth about God and his son Jesus Christ. This is what apostle peter taught in his doctrine. According to his preaching, he always reminded the multitude of what the prophet has said. Knowing the scripture according to him is the best way to find out whether something is from God or not. Therefore, we should rely on apostle teachings when we are looking for a church.
Breaking the bread
Another thing that can distinguish and real church from a fake one is the breaking bread part. Believers should have mills together. Even Jesus himself has his last meals with his disciples. During that last meal, he broke bread and fed his disciples. This was during his last supper but he commanded us to continue the same way. Celebrating the last supper is a way of celebrating God’s sacrifice to us.
There are many churches out there but not all of them are genuine. To find out whether a church s genuine or not, you will have to check their preaching, whether they pray or not, and whether they perform special events such as breaking of the bread.