We all follow rules and traditions because that’s what all the church practised; this is the way to God. But no, traditions are painful memories, we can’t think what the traditions are about, they seem too far away. We do things that are totally wrong before God, studying in the Bible.
Our village or town, do we know the names of the elders in the various churches? Why not? Or even the members? We don’t love each other enough.
The churches in the Bible were not there, because they didn’t have the funds to construct them, they seem totally out of touch with reality. Jesus said, Go! but we stay happily, protected in our church.
This is a sobering thought, provoking book, which makes you think about how the church could be formed. Taking away all of the traditions and coming back to face the reality of what it could be like.