It feels like every where I go, some one is writing a post about how the church is messed up. How we are broken…how the church has wronged them.
We love Jesus, but hate the church. I love God, but hate religion. Christ gives life, but the church takes it from them. I love Jesus, but cannot imagine stepping into a church…
It gets fatiguing.
It seems that there is a recognition of the difficulties of being the church in this broken world, but there seems to be two problems….a 1) misdiagnosis of the problem both in their lives and then in their assessment of the church that 2) leads to an inappropriate action plan to change the result.
People whine. They complain.
Recently John Piper addresses this issue and attempts to clarify this disconnect for those who may be feeling that way. Worth the listen.
I will Not Leave Jesus But I’m Done with the Church on the Ask Pastor John podcast.