Monday, 28 April 2014

Destroy a Church in Four Easy Steps?

Here's how
A short time ago I learned of a church building in our neighborhood that was for sale... ...we thought we should go and give it a look. This had once been a thriving congregation. Faithful Christians had given sacrificially to construct that building. They had consecrated it to the Lord and had worshipped there for many years. Yet now that building was deserted, decaying, and up for sale.
Friends and I talked about this yesterday - Why do some churches think that by accommodating to the culture they will attract new members? They must be convinced that by widening, but at the same time shallowing their standards, they will bring floods of new people to their doors. But it NEVER happens, and they keep doing it!

Well, you know what they say about the definition of insanity...

Take Care

1 comment:

William said...

That is a great thought. There is a lot of danger in "meeting culture"! Obviously a church can make certain compromises, like chairs over pews, shirts over suits, or even a Tuesday night service over Sunday night service, etc; however, when we change our doctrine to reach the lost, we've compromised the very faith that we are saved by, thus resulting in buildings and souls for sale...