The Escape Route

God built an escape route through the valley of tears from godlessness to paradise, defined it with holy places, made a map of them, established a Church and entrusted the map to the Church. The job of the Church is to facilitate the escape not to frustrate it, filter it or foul it up. The escape from godlessness to paradise is primary. Nothing else matters. Everything else is secondary. Anything that interferes is suspect (Matthew 23:13)  (Matthew 23:24)  (Matthew 6:33).