The following is a quote from Juan Carlos Ortiz, received by snail mail from my good friend Jon Zens only yesterday:
“Jesus did not come to start an institution. He never intended to buy a piece of land and build a headquarters. We have to ask the Spirit today how to meet the needs of today… Suppose the Lord tells me to me to eat an orange. So I eat the orange and sincerely believe that God has led me. Tomorrow, The Lord tells me to eat an orange again. So what happens? The next day I write down the rule to eat an orange every day. And do you see what that does? Now I don’t need the Spirit anymore. I have a law instead. Laws kill life. Laws stop growth. You end up staying with the concept, a principle, or a doctrine rather than life. What we did yesterday in the Spirit, we do today in the flesh,” (The Door Interviews, Zondervan, 1989, pp. 185, 189).