Germ of a thought

WHAT IF the decline of the Christian church in the West

ISN’T part of an Old Testament style narrative in which we’re being punished for apostasy?

ISN’T about a lack of technique for which we can make up with new stylistic approaches?

WHAT IF the decline of the Christian church in the West

IS a pruning by which God is making his people more fruitful?

IS the high honor of carrying our cross in union with a Savior who at first drew large, supportive crowds only to be rejected and crucified?

IN OTHER WORDS, what if the decline of the Christian church in the West is just as much an expression of God’s favor as were the centuries of expansion and influence in the world?

person-thinking-clipart-thinking-hiIt’s just the germ of a thought I’ve been having.

 

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