15 The prophets’ words agree with this; as it is written, 16 After this I will return, and I will rebuild David’s fallen tent; I will rebuild what has been torn down. I will restore it 17so that the rest of humanity will seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who belong to me. The Lord says this, the one who does these things 18known from earliest times. 19 “Therefore, I conclude that we shouldn’t create problems for Gentiles who turn to God. 20 Instead, we should write a letter, telling them to avoid the pollution associated with idols, sexual immorality, eating meat from strangled animals, and consuming blood. 21 After all, Moses has been proclaimed in every city for a long time, and is read aloud every Sabbath in every synagogue.” (Acts 15:15-21, CEB)
We should make it as easy as possible for people to come to faith in God.
There shouldn’t be hoops to jump through or complicated things to do.
Just stay away from idols, sexual immorality, eating meat from strangled animals, and consuming blood.
That list should be easy, but it’s really not. We all have idols in our lives, some have money, or a house, or a spouse, or a phone, or something that takes the place of God.
And this post is not going to try and undertake what sexual immorality is. That could mean so many things and will be different depending on the person.
Eating meat from strangled animals, so shooting them is ok.
And don’t drink blood, Communion is ok though.
So make it east and open for all.
What rules do you have for people to join the church?