“Richard, I love your head, but the rest of you repulses me.”
No one has ever said this to me, but it’s exactly what some people say about Jesus and His Church. A recent survey by Barna found that 1-in-10 Americans who call themselves Christians agreed that they “love Jesus but not the church.”
The Bible describes the Church as Christ’s body. For we (the Church) are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones (Ephesians 5:30). Saying that you love Jesus but don’t like those He died for is … well …
Jesus cannot be separated from His people anymore than you can love my head and hate the rest of me.
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Saviour of the body (Ephesians 5:23).