Religion: The Church v. the Churches

"When Christ came into the world, He found the church loaded down with ritual and formalism. . . . The spirit of religion [had] been displaced by empty form. ... To build up an internal rather than an external religion . . . was Christ's mission on earth. Few and simple were the forms He set up or sanctioned. . . . Far be it from any true follower of Christ to minimize the spiritual value of these symbols, [but] can we imagine that . . . Christ . . . would regard [their] observance...

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