Man-made religious doctrine (what we wear, how we pray/praise, what day to worship on, etc.) obscures the truth of Jesus Christ, thus inhibiting believers from enjoying a whole, complete — that is, vertical — relationship with God. And because the vertical relationship is skewed, there is nothing upon which to base effective — that is, horizontal — relationship with our neighbor. To use the analogy of an old television set, when the vertical and horizontal alignment are incorrect, the overall picture is distorted. Proper alignment of the two forms the image of the Cross of Calvary and brings God into clear focus.

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