"A Dirge for the Down-Grade, and A Song for the Faith," The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 35 (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1889), 267-268).
The spirit of organization permeates the consciousness of people in general. We speak and write much about "organizing the church," and speak of the church as an organization. There is grave danger, and much evidence that we are coming to think of the church as something like human organization."
"Paul to the Ephesians says, "Unto him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations forever and ever. Amen" (Eph. 3:21). Glory that is to be ascribed to God, and so justly due by all intelligences of earth and heaven --all his glory -- is to be in Christ, and in his holy church, Glory, then will never reach the divine and majestic Creator who sis on the throne of heaven,except it be ascribed through Jesus Christ in the church of his love. He can not be glorified in any institution or society."
We would like to share some worth-while quotes from various authors to make you pause and consider different aspects of what God's Word teaches.