In today’s society, there is little tolerance for the opinions of others – unless they agree with yours, of course. It’s gotten where people take offense at anything and everything that you say – or even, don’t say! What a shame! In my “opinion”, (pun intended) opinions are like noses, everybody’s got one. But, God didn’t ask me for mine and He didn’t ask you for yours. His opinion is the only one that counts.
As far as what it takes to become a member of the church, I would have never come up with “water baptism.” Yet, He did, and so His opinion is the only one that counts. What about worship services? Perhaps, you’d like to pray, but not sing, and how about it we add something to the communion? Hotdogs would probably bring more folks in. Again, He specified what He wanted and it doesn’t matter what I think, you think, or anyone else thinks. He is the One that we worship, and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24).
We must always go to God’s Word to find out what His opinion is. It’s the only one that counts! Have you studied today? God Bless, Courtney