|In the wake of the Reformation, the anabaptists emphasized a pure church—they wanted a church that consisted exclusively of regenerate people who lived holy lives. Luther, Calvin, Ursinus, and other such reformers quickly distanced themselves from this unbiblical view of the church.
Some people in our day also withdraw from the church assembly because in their eyes it is impure, imperfect, or hypocritical. I love what J.C. Ryle said about this:
Exactly. We should not forsake the assembly and become lone ranger, churchless Christians simply because we find faults in a church. We will always find it easy to spot impurity, imperfection, and hypocrisy in the church militant in this poor, fallen world during this present evil age. We might have to move from one church to another one for good doctrinal or practical reasons, but we shouldn’t “quit church” completely just because we cannot find a perfect one.