Covering the Recovery
People love statistics because statistics help remove faith from the equation. When it comes to the Church & Christianity as a whole, there are people who want to proclaim not the truth of the Living God but the statistics that faith is knocking on death’s door.
Sean Oliver-Dee has boiled down the statistics but he has also given a perspective on why faith won’t ever die.
The bottomline is that Jesus stated; “On this rock, I will build my church & the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Because of this statement & the action that Jesus took to go forth with His Church, there is nothing that anyone can do to stop it from living.
Will there be statistics that say & show how numbers are declining? Surely there will be. But perhaps that is because some people in the church never really were authentic to begin with & it’s only a matter of time before they bow out.
Here’s a thought: Statistics change. They fluctuate & the pendulum swings back & forth over time. But the promises of God are true & never-changing.
This book is helpful & gives the broad perspective on why faith will live through narrow statistics & times that change.
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