The Congregation The Club And The Church | cfcindia, Bangalore
Those who are in the Club also expect to be pampered and coddled constantly; and they get offended easily if they are not treated as someone "special". They seek for honour and approval from men. They seek to be visible publicly and want to be treated nicely by others. If an elder were to give them a word of correction at some point, they would get offended immediately, and eventually leave the Club!
The Lord has shown me that if I ever get offended when a godly, older brother corrects me, that would prove that I am just a "Club" Christian. Others around me may be experiencing the true life of Christ. But I can sit among them for years and years, only to discover at the judgment seat of Christ, that I was only a good Club member. May God save us from ever getting offended by correction or rebuke.
- Santosh Poonen, The Congregation The Club And The Church