I’m listening as I write to the guys at www.whitehorseinn.org. More and more they’re sounding to me like they define true biblical Christianity as something given by God to the sheep in the pews through religious professionals who stand before the sheep in the place of God between the sheep and God. Sort of a Protestant Catholicism.
They sound like they feel threatened by those followers of Christ who refuse to be followers of religious professionals. They’re kind of freaked out by the fact that the church, as scripture defines church, cannot be contained by organizational hierarchies derived, evidently, from the pagan culture of the ancient world. Too bad, guys.
The thing is, these Whitehorse Inn cats have a lot of right things to say about scripture, but very little that matters about ecclesiology.