I mean, if the church getting things wrong and hurting people and not living up to the Gospel could destroy the Gospel, it would have been destroyed long before it was handed off to us to have our turn at getting it wrong.
We Christians have done our best to kill this thing and yet here it still is. The Church of Jesus Christ has survived papal corruption, the crusades, sectarianism, toothy TV preachers and clown ministry. And it will survive us too. The power of the death and resurrection of Jesus will not be nullified by the church’s inability to live up to the promise of life and life abundant.
Because God’s ability to make things right is always more powerful than our ability to get things wrong.
Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2014/09/a-sermon-on-who-to-trust-us-or-jesus/#ixzz3CklEvdZK