|Making A Distinction|
The Organizational Paradigm
This paradigm teaches that the grace of God is dependant upon being a member of a specific internatioal organization. Regardless of what you believe or how you conduct yourself, failure to be a member of the specific organization disqualifies you from receiving the grace of God.
This paradigm causes the believers to be dependant upon an organiztion in order to have a relationship with God.
The authority paradigm teaches that Jesus never established any organization larger than the local assembly. That the local assembly can not prevent one from receiving the grace of God, nor remove from God's fellowship anyone whom God accepts. It also teaches that there is no monopoly on the grace of God, except the fact that no one comes to the Father except through Jesus. To learn more about this aspect of the Authority Paradigm visit the "What is The One Body?" webpage.
One example of the Organiztional paradigm is the organization known as Jehovah's Witnesses (aka The Watchtower Tract and Bible Society)
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