We “the members” have deemed ourselves judge, jury, and executioner of the church. God is not happy with us and is telling us to “step away” from the church. He is not telling us to leave the church but stop trying to own something that is not ours. The God of the New Testament is the same God of the Old Testament. He can smite us (take us out) in a heartbeat but chooses to show us Love, Mercy, and Amazing Grace.