For all my frustration and exasperation with churches, I will state again that I have not given up on church. The New Testament uses several metaphores such as the Bride of Christ and the Body of Christ to describe the church. Husbands are commanded to love their wives as Christ loves the church and sacrificed Himself for her. Obviously Christ hasn’t given up on church. If I want to be a follow of Christ, I cannot either.
Relevant Magazine had a great online article on this topic. You can check it out here: