“While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people.” Matthew 26:47 (NIV)
Paranoia and fear – security guards, legalistic rules – sound familiar? My prayer is you all can worship in freedom and not be restricted by doctrine.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
“Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” Jesus speaking to the Pharisees in Matthew 23:28