I rather would say that the church is living in the babylonian captivity and spiritual blindness and lukewarmness but praise God for the faithful ramnant who have not defiled themselves by worshiping other idols beside God.For long time it has been the problem of izrael beside worshiping God they builded altars in high places and sacrifuced to idols.Thats the great apostasy and spiritual heresy of the majority of western evangelical christians, they proffess and proclain loud and clear the God of Israel but will cherish and proffess secret aliagence to the modern idols who often are very soffisticated and shapeless.Easy believism, shallow theology, faith without repentance, a christianity without holiness and a savior without lordship is offered to people.No wonder the results lead often to spurious awakenings and fruitless lives.Only God can see how many millions hold the form of christian religion but deny its power.
Why am I telling you this? Because I think we need to be careful in suggesting that one of these places (modern) are not of the Lord. This place was holding me back, not because the people were bad, but because the saving grace of the Lord was not present throughout most. I have been in many different churches that look and feel like your stereotypical church. The only think wrong with some of these churches is the that Lord is not manifest. Same goes for some of the "modern" churches. On the other hand, there are many churches down both sides that have the Lord manifest. Then guess what...sometimes the Lord is present even not being in a place of worship.