We have made a fundamental mistake in trying to connect with men, denominations or an earthly event to validate our spiritual connection.
We connect with a denomination because somebody convinced us that is the real one. We connect to a movement, a name, a revival or even a particular cause or anything we can get a whole of, searching for that validation.
So we become Baptists, Pentecostals, Lutheran, Anabaptist, we connect to a Moravian church, the Catholic Church or the Orthodox Church, again looking for that validation.
In the process, we have lost focus and taken our eyes off of Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. We have forgotten that we are adopted according to Ephesians 1:5.
Our spiritual connection can only be validated in the born again experience through Christ Jesus. That is what makes us a part of the church; that is the simplicity of the qualification. Jesus paid the price for our membership.
We must strive to connect with Jesus and Jesus alone. We must strive to find him in our secret places. That is our connection and validation!
So, is ok to be a part of a local Body, we must be a part of the Body of Christ; we must fellowship and use our gifts for the glory of God and the service of His people. However, that is not the foundation of our faith, Jesus Christ is.