Rachel pointed me to this site tonight. It’s just what I needed to read.
Just as some people cannot see the forest for the trees, I believe most sinners cannot see Jesus for the Christians. And I believe most Christians cannot see Jesus for the “church”. Jesus said if He is lifted up then He will draw all men to Himself. Instead, we lift up religion and draw all men into an institution. After five hundred years of walking with God, Noah found grace and then began to build an ark. So let us learn to do nothing apart from this amazing grace. It is better to wait five hundred years for grace than to work for five minutes without it.