My brother [Al Nelson from lastdaysoftheage.wordpress.com] wrote:
A common argument or excuse people have told me for not abandoning the institutionalized style of worship with one pastor and everyone sitting in pews is “No assembly is perfect.” The point is not perfection in the assembly, but obedience in Christ. He set a pattern in the assembly opposed to the way the world works, by telling us:
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
My Comment in Response
Brother Al! You don’t know how many times I have run into this same thing. Now, I have a one-sentence explanation!
[Dancing and praising God]