I talked to a friend of mine last week and asked if she’s still going to church. Her answer was, “No, I just stay home and you know…. talk in private and pray. That’s what is important, right?”
I really don’t think that one can claim to love Jesus but at the same time despise his bride whom he loves and died for.
There’s a short post on Patheos.com on this subject that hammer the points that those who love Jesus cannot at the same time hate the church. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/chorusinthechaos/loving-jesus-not-church/
A recent issue of Christianity Today published a research article on the make-up of Christians who don’t go to church.
“They still love Jesus, still believe in Scripture, and most of the tenets of their Christian faith. But they have lost faith in the church,” said Roxanne Stone, editor in chief of Barna Group.
Here’s the link to the article: http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/april/love-jesus-not-church-barna-spiritual-but-not-religious.html
I’d like to close with this great hymn, “The Church’s One Foundation”