The church proclaims that Jesus is Lord, but it does not practice this truth. In fact, it rebels against Him.
Jesus says “Come unto Me,” while the church says, “Come unto us.”
Jesus says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” while the church says, “Seek first church.”
Jesus says, “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine,” while the church says, “If you abide in church, then you are Jesus’ disciples.”
It is the saddest and strangest irony that the church works at cross purposes with the very Lord it professes to serve.
It was not always this way. The church of the New Testament – that is, the apostolic church – was faithful to Him. Since the end of that age, however, the church fell away and God’s kingdom came to replace it. Wherever an individual walks yoked with Jesus – there is the kingdom of God.