Monday, July 18, 2005

Reformation: Some uncomfortable thoughts

At Blogotional, John Schroeder responds to a recent post at Pyromania and offers a few helpful thoughts on church reformation. At least one should not make us comfortable:
The first thing we have got to do is quit trying to "succeed." We simply are not going to attract huge numbers -- because the gospel is foolishness to so many.

John is on target in reminding us that success in discipleship may not look like success in the world (i.e., big numbers). Remember that the Old Testament prophets were often completely faithful to God and received very little response from a people neck-deep in sin. I do hope that we attract large numbers to the gospel, but John is correct in pointing out that we shouldn't expect it. "Results" are not necessarily indications of faithfulness to God.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Frank said...

nice post Milton, way to lay it out. I put up a link to you and the others. Hope my visitors swing by and are really motivated by it.

10:05 AM, July 19, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Cool. Thanks, Frank.

10:17 AM, July 19, 2005  

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