Today, as throughout history, those who believe in the institutional church and those who see the truth of the New Testament simple church are going to be at odds. It is hard to swim upstream and roll against the flow.
In many ways, I feel so alone. My wife has found a little church of about 40 people who meet in the traditional, institutional way and in a institutional type building. She likes the people, and I admit I like some of them too, but there is such a traditional, group think mentality that pervades this group.
I will be straight up honest. I do not like to call a someone a pastor. I respect the person, but don't like this. For me it seems to put people on different levels and creates a separation among Christians. Even in the Bible, Jesus said we should not call anyone father because we are all brothers and we have only one Father in Heaven.
Also, people hold on to traditions like a pit bull holding on to a bone. I get overwhelmed. To try to overcome this type of thinking seems impossible. There is so much for people to unlearn and come to the truth. Please pray for me that God will bring people into my life that will be like-minded about simple church meeting together in the home.