That is the trouble: we care too much about what the Bible says and not enough about what it means. We get too focused on the details of the law and not focused enough on the heart of the law. We have too many hard-liners and dictators of the faith and not enough people who are seeking to share the heart of Jesus. The church often seems to care more about rules than it does about people; doctrine, not Jesus, sits on the throne of their worship. Christ followers seem to have a hard time getting along with anyone who does not completely agree with their view of God. Any variation is considered “false teaching” or heresy, and the culprit treated as an enemy of the faith. . . . . God is not denominational. These distinctions don’t mean anything to Him. Churches spend time fighting and arguing over petty theological differences while the world falls apart and non-Christians die. Until we are willing to shed the non-salvational issues that separate us and learn to work together under the authority of the one true God, we can never really call ourselves a church that is alive.
(from Zombie Church)