The mission of the Church can be described as a double movement. On the one hand, the Church is called to withdraw from the world, to be a counterculture, a separate city within the world's cities, challenging and clashing with the world by unapologetically speaking her own language, telling her own stories, enacting her own rites, practicing her own way of life. Though she shares considerable cultural space with the world, the Church is not an institution in the world alongside other institutions. She is an alternative world unto herself, with her roots in heaven, formed by being drawn into the community of Father, Son, and Spirit.
The Church is not, however, simply a counterculture. She has been given the subversive mission of converting whatever culture she finds herself in. She works to the end that her language, her rites, and her way of life might become formative for an entire society. She withdraws from the world for the sake of the world. Having been drawn into communion of the triune God, she participates also in the mission of the triune God.
Christianity cannot carry out this mission, because Christianity proposes only ideas; it does not form a world or a city. Christianity offers the Church only as a new sort of religious association, not as a new, eschatological ordering of human life. So long as Christianity reigns, the Church cannot really be separate; and so long as Christianity reigns, the Church can never convert anything.
This author hits the nail directly on the head. I, too, am fed up with what we have created and called "Christianity." It is a false religion based loosely on the truths of Scripture, but largely upon the desires and ambitions of men. I am done with Christianity. I am ready to renounce it and begin a new life as a simple, non-religious, follower of the Son of Yahweh, known to us as Jesus (or Yeshua). He is God. He is Truth. He is Life. He is the Way.
I extend an open-handed invitation to all others who wish to pursue real life in Christ. Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. Let us run with endurance the race Father has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. What we call "Christianity" and the "Church" will for the most part inhibit our running of this race. It is time to become the true Church of Jesus. It is time to be real disciples of the Messiah. It is time to begin living out its true purpose. No longer shall we build our own kingdoms and followings. Let us focus on Jesus and his mission. Are you with me?
P.S. If this resonates with you, feel free to email me and share with me what Father is doing in you. If it doesn't please feel free to share your thoughts, but know that I am not interested in arguing.