“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” – Brennan Manning (a Christian)
Maybe Manning should figure out a way to follow Christ without being a Christian. That is, he could dispense with church and give all his devotion to Jesus. This is not only possible – it’s desirable from God’s point of view. See the Overview of A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Jesus is Lord. He is everywhere…all the time. We should stop acting as if this were not true.