NOTE: The points that are raised by the story below may seem exaggerated or humorous. But I believe these words that shocked the bishop need close consideration by every Christian alive today. Just how much are our "walls" and our unbiblical systems and methods keeping us from real "Bible" Christianity? We would appreciate your comments on Martin's story below, my friends. THE BISHOP was SHOCKED -by Martin. Ours is a complacent, comfortable fellowship. Isn´t it? Reform? To what? Into what? The same as before? No, we´ve been through that and lost sight of the original model and, for the greater part, shut our doors to the Holy Spirit. Evidence? Look around you, do you see a reviled, persecuted community, on fire with the Spirit of God, in love with Jesus showing love for one another, giving freely and living in that place which is the worship of God? Do you see a called out people willing and ready to die for Jesus? Twenty years ago I was a postman in the north of England, walking past one of our oldest and grandest cathedrals - they called it a minster. The sun has just risen and it was delightful to be outside. An elegant tall runner in shorts and tee shirt stopped, smiled benevolently and asked, 'Young man (lovely, I was not young but enjoyed the compliment), how would you say we should improve the church?' I answered, 'Raze it to the ground, sell off the land for housing for the poor, meet on the town market place in rain or shine, be seen, be heard, and pray fervently the Lord Jesus honours your doings.' A few days later a close friend, a canon in that cathedral said to me, 'Someone´s really upset the Bishop. Told him to destroy the building and sell the land and meet on the market place. Wouldn´t be you by any chance, would it?' ANDREW's COMMENT: Now, we don't just want a big "church bashing" session here. Though the story is rather "blunt" and comes with a big dose of humour, I believe these "words that shocked the bishop" could do with some serious thought and serious comment. If you have something to say, please post your responses at our website below- http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/ God bless you all.