What will a pastor ask me while he about to save me ?
The above raises the question of who saves a person. While it may be the author is concerned about what might be contained in a church ceremony to join a congregation or publically witness to ones faith, the question actually asks about a pastor “saving” a person. Pastor’s do not save people. Jesus does. In fact, Scripture tells us that we are “save by grace through faith” and that it “is not your own doing.” Salvation is always a gift of God not the decision of a person to believe; not the prayer of a person seeking God; but, the action of a gracious God giving live to a spiritually dead person. (see Ephesians 2:8-10).
If however the question is what might be asked me publically when joining a church. In the Lutheran Church we ask if you believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. We ask if you believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man and that He is the only Savior. We ask if you will remain in the confession of our church (as taught in Luther’s Small Catechism), attend public worship, participate in the Lord’s Supper, live a Godly life and support the congregation with your prayers, talents, time and treasure. All of which we as members have pledged to do, “With the help of God.”
Then we welcome you into the fellowship of the congregation.