The church is in trouble — that’s what they say anyways.  The main problem is that

  1. most of what they call the church is not the church, and
  2. the true church is not quite as in trouble as everybody thinks.

As a matter of fact, the true church today is absolutely beautiful—she’s glorious, she’s humble, she’s broken, and she’s confessing her sin.

The problem is what everybody’s calling the church today isn’t the church.

Basically, by and large, what’s called the church today is nothing more than a bunch of unconverted church people with unconverted pastors.

Paul Washer, HeartCry Missionary Society

(Reblogged from jesaja662 )