Originally Posted by adamt
sounds to me like you need to find a good ol baptist church, you already disdain the ritual and religion of church.... you need to experience a good church that is there to worship God and help you pursue a relationship with Christ instead of all the pomp and circumstance of religion
No, no...you misunderstood. I LOVE Ritual...BUT It is JUST Ritual.
I like High Church Anglo-catholicism Style...but I'm well aware its only because the Ritual helps me to appreciate the splendour and beauty of GOD...Its not Essential to my Spiritual Life...The Established Church is not really Essential for its members...it exists for the benefit of the Heathen...its main focus is The Great Commission...(the "hearts and minds" of the war effort so to speak) Study, Worship, and Community do not need to take place in a Church
most of my worship takes place in a sub zero, sound proof, walk in fridge at work. Most of my Study, has, in the past come from this very forum...and Community, well I was part of a religious lay community for two years, its not reliant on the Church
So Church stuff, and church membership, and ritual...those are between Me and The Church...my Spiritual Life is often enhanced by Church experience, but never diminished, because my primary focus with the Lord never occurs in Church
However...because Communion may or may not have power in its audio and its partaking...if I am not in good standing with EITHER the Church OR GOD OR Both...I wont be receiving as a matter of course.