Here’s a perfect example of why Christians get a bad rap. Let’s use a gym membership for this example. You belong to the gym.
You openly share that you go. You have the workout gear. The color coordinated spandex things. The water bottle, iPod, headphones. The gym-logo tee shirt. Maybe even a personal trainer, but doubtful.
The thing is, you rarely go, and when you are there, it’s more like socialization than serious, strenuous activity.
Belonging to the gym doesn’t mean anything if you aren’t committed with your actions and results.
If you claimed to be a fit athlete, people would call you a liar.
Now insert Church everywhere I inferred Gym.