A very perceptive thought may I say. I have written a paper for a Ph.D. on the New Testament Church and its comparisons to the church today. During the writing of it, I contacted various denominational leaders to ask some questions. Basically, I was saying what you believe is not in scripture, so why do you believe that? The reply in ever case was "Yes but..." So they knew they were out of whack but they were not prepared to do anything about it.
Recently on another forum, the church was the subject of discussion. I was asked what church I went to and I replied "His Church" The response was "What is his church." They were wanting me to say Baptist, Methodist, Anglican or some other denomination.
My reply was "Where two or three are gathered together in his name, I am in the midst." So that could be a church that meets in a home, a cafe, a park, the beach, office, hospital, prison, a seat on a sidewalk, a car, on a gentle walk, in a boat, on a plane, in fact wherever two or three meet together for whatever reason.
Now what that means is that the world is my parish so the good news can go out anywhere and at any time. Jesus said to go into all the world and make disciples. Sad to say most Christians go into their dedicated church building once a week or maybe two and never meet the world.
The idea that the world is my oyster is a foreign concept to "the" church and for that reason, we are expected to have a relationship with the church, not the risen Christ.
Yes, I agree, I my self church goer, 2 or 3 time a week, but some of the teaching I am not agree. The good thing is the leader allow member of the bible study to say what part of the teaching they not agree and why.
Like what you say, we have to make every body His disciple, I use that spot to tell them why I believe that part of teaching not inline with the bible, up to them If they believe or not.
Example It happen today, the pastor say, people that Jesus mention in matt 7:21-23 was people that don't believe the Dirty of Jesus, they don't believe jesus is God, but every body that believe jesus God Will save.
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
The verse say
Not ... that say to me ( Jesus) Lord
So These people call Jesus God.
Not because we call Jesus God we save
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Just believe that Jesus God not save you, believe His teaching and do the Will of the Father save you