Churchianity is where “church” is the focus, not Christ; where “doing church” has pushed aside following Christ, where the way of the Lord has been replaced by the way of the church. Accordingly, the term is also used broadly to refer to Christendom, the array of ecclesiastical empires and corporations across the globe and across the centuries.
We can testify that it is possible to escape from churchianity.
Has not the history of twenty centuries of Christianity proved that the plan of the primitive church is the only one which is suitable for all times and places, is most flexible in its adaptation to the most diverse conditions, is the best able to resist and stand against persecutions, and offers the maximum of possibilities for the full development of the spiritual life?
Each time that man has believed himself to be more intelligent than God, that he has painstakingly developed a religious system “better adapted to the psychology of man,” more conformable to the spirit of our times, instead of simply following the [New Testament] model, his attempt has been short-lived because of failure due to some unforeseen difficulty.
All heresies and deviations in the church spring from the abandonment of the Scripture and of the model for the church which they present.
I Will Build My Church, trans. Ruby Linbald
(Chicago: Moody, 1971), p17
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared as with a branding iron, forbidding to marry and insisting on abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
1 Timothy 4:1-3
For the time will come when they will not tolerate healthy teaching; but will accumulate for themselves teachers to tickle their ears according to their own desires, and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off to myths.
2 Timothy 4:4