E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) Methodist missionary wrote,
“The Kingdom of the Church must bend the knee to the Kingdom of God. Just as we want our state, our race, our class to be dominant, so we want our church to be dominant.
God sometimes works through the denomination, sometimes in spite of it, but never exclusively or particularly in any of them. If that hurts your denominational pride, it may help your Christian humility! The saints are about equally distributed among all denominations.
No one denomination has the truth. The truth is in Christ, who is “the Truth.” What we hold are truths about the Truth…He is beyond us all, and more than us all. The church is not an end in itself; it is a means to the end of the King of God.”
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus