“You arent getting that personal salvational relationship with Jesus Christ”,
“The church looms so big in your picture that Jesus Christ is made to look small”
The conflict is very simple. You see yourself as an individual going at it alone with Christ. We see ourselves as a community. To you it matters very little if you go into church every week because you have a personal relationship with Him, and it’s unnecessary. To us, it’s a requirement that we go.
Yes, the Church looms large, but who’s at the head of it? Christ himself. There is no conflict between Christ and his Church.
You left out that having a “personal salvational relationship with Jesus Christ” is more or less having it on one’s own mind.
“The conflict is very simple. You see yourself as an individual going at it alone with Christ. We see ourselves as a community. “
Those of us who know Christ and are a part of His gathering understand that salvation happens one soul at a time, but we are then placed into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. We are now part of His gathering of people for His own possession. Community is crucial. We are commanded not to forsake the gathering of ourselves regularly.
Right and HIS Church is based on HIS WORD ALONE! JESUS is THE WORD.
That's too bad!
Jesus answered, The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.
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