You have been denied the greatest privilege a Christian can know, and you do not even know it! Virtually every Christian for the last 1700 years has not known of this loss.
What do you mean? You may ask. This fact: the first-century church found direction from the brothers and sisters. Not from ministers, nor elders. First century churches did not find their very existence and survival in ministers. those churches existed by means of brothers and sisters acting as a community.