This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
From Jagged Mind:
Seems to me that what the early church offered and what the modern church offers is totally different. If we were in business, we'd say that someone changed the product! The early church offered a Person. The modern church offers principles and a prayer. The early church spoke out of a living and dynamic experience of Christ. The modern church speaks out of an empty tomb but has no memory of touching his hands and his side. The early church knew where Christ was. The modern church can't give us directions to where He is now.