“The Christian life is not just our own private affair. If we have been born again into God’s family, not only has he become our Father but every other Christian believer in the world, whatever his nation or denomination, has become our brother or sister in Christ.
“But it is no good supposing that membership of the universal Church of Christ is enough; we must belong to some local branch of it. … Every Christian’s place is in a local church. … sharing in its worship, its fellowship, and its witness.” – John Stott, Basic Christianity
(HT: Trevin Wax)
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Part of the quote above says…
“…we must belong to some local branch of it. … Every Christian’s place is in a local church. … sharing in its worship, its fellowship, and its witness.”
The question is:
Where is one to FIND a “church” that has any genuine worship, fellowship and witness?
I know that sounds very cynical and negative, but the truth is that “Church” as we all know it is a very poor imitation of the real thing.
Check out my blog if you’re willing to look at some hard realities.