God does not dwell in temples, synagogues, mosques, or brick building. He does not show up because you put a steeple on a building with a cross, paste a mission statement of a verse out of context at the front entrance, or you name all the other "religious" stuff people do.
He dwells in the hearts of people and he can speak to you directly through a jack ass or nature if he so chooses. He doesn't need a Pope or a Bishop to talk through, to you.
Unless of course, you are not mature enough to read and understand a book yourself and need someone to explain it in such a way to control you for your dollars and membership count.
Sounds like Beetle has a little co-dependency problem and likes to live in the OT. I wonder how God feels about sending his son in vain?
The "presence" of God???????? Shifts??????? How subjective can we get....oh yea God Told Me....Really??????
How do you define the presence of God? Where is a shift in the Bible? Where are Bishops who don't follow Bishop rules and guidelines? Where? The Bible Beetle, remember?
Hell, at this point I will even settle for another scripture out of context here....something....