Church with walls As pastor I get teased sometimes that it seems harder to become a member of our church than it is to get into heaven. John Benton With a smile I reply that, sadly, that is probably true. The reason is that, whereas the Lord Jesus can see into people’s hearts and so know for certain who is really his, we mere mortals can’t. So, persuaded that we should be aiming at a church membership made up of real Christians, the leadership listens to people’s stories of how they came to Christ and looks for signs of genuine godliness and obedience to Christ and his commands. Obviously, we can’t guarantee we always get it right, but, with God’s help, we do our best. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.