Today's Presbytery meeting was a perfect example of why the institutional church must die.
Had a person walked in from the the street and heard what we were talking about and what we were debating about, I don't think they would have had a clue that God gave to the world the church to be a light and hope for them.
In fact, had the average church person walked into that Presbytery meeting, I don't think they would have known that the structures of the church exists to equip and enable Christ-followers.
And that's the problem - the institutional church has acted and behaved as if the people and the local congregations to serve them - when in actuality the only reason and purpose for the institution is to help local churches and every Christ-followers to serve God and transform the world.
As long as the institutional church continues to ct as if it's existence is for itself, it must die.
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