I have watched you from afar for many years and admired so many things about you. You are bright, articulate, dedicated, and diligent. Most of all, I love how you are passionate for our Lord. You love Him and it is obvious that you do.
When you speak for the Lord Jesus Christ I stand with you and shout, “Amen!”
However, when you say “the local church is the hope of the world,” we part company, for Jesus Christ alone is the hope of the world. You have even parted company with yourself when you say this, for no one can serve two masters. You can either serve Jesus or you can serve the church, but you can’t serve both.
You know that Jesus taught us to seek the kingdom of God above all else. The church in the New Testament was preparing for the coming of the kingdom in that generation. Do you really believe that the Lord and His apostles were wrong about the timetable?
We live in the day of the kingdom of God, and building the local church is diverting energy from the Lord’s house into the houses of human leaders. I hope you will join me in forsaking the works of our hands so that we might walk before Him in the house that He has built for us.
If you are at all interested, here is elaboration on what I have said here. In the meantime, everything I believe can be summed up in the statement “Repent, and follow Jesus Christ our Lord!”
With warm regards and the utmost respect,