We're connected. We may not like that but it's true. It's very common for people to say, "I don't need the church to be a Christian." That's an exercise in missing the point. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior you ARE the church. And being counted among those who belong to Christ's church should at least be an honor for Christians! We'd expect our critics to run down the church, but not the Christians! Being part of the church is something that the Father has given to those who receive his Son Jesus. It's our blessing. It's our privilege. It's our strength and our joy. It's not always easy I suppose and not always fun...but we are the church.
Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Job 38-42