posted on Sep, 14 2013 @ 07:30 AM
LOL. Agreement is miracle enough on such threads!
I do not buy that the INSTITUTION has a monopoly on Salvation THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST.
I see Christ as having DIED for RELATIONSHIP and that God is fiercely protective of HIS RELATIONSHIP with each individual.
Christ's most hostile censure of the religious power-mongering elite was over their inflicting burdens on the hungry, needy, faithful that the elite
themselves would not bear.
It could be said that the religious elite's lording it over and injecting themselves horrifically between indivdiuals and God was NOT something God
favored to the least degree.
I certainly know that some of my most harsh personal discipline experiences from God have had to do with when I dared to try and play God in someone
else's life--even "for their own good."