There is no denying the fact that a perfect church does not exist. Many people think they do, that by some miracle there is a place where quarrels never happen, everyone gets along, and all aspects of ministry result in win-win scenarios. Sadly, there are no perfect churches, because there are no perfect people. Just as companies and organizations are run by imperfect individuals who make decisions out of selfish motives, act out of greed, and abuse power so does the church.
The size, denomination, age, and socio-economic status change nothing because it is the people who are flawed—not a building, doctrine, or set of core values. The perfect church is one of the greatest fabrications in the Christian world—the belief that if I could just move to “that” church, life would get better.
It is a terrible myth and it’s not the only one. We’ve managed to come up with 10 others:
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