I am intrigued by two comments in this video.
“If hell is winning, we are not building His church.”
and, “How can we have all these churches on all these corners with all these preachers and all these members and all these programmes and still have all this mess? There’s a dead monkey on the line somewhere.”
The implication is that if we were really building the church of Jesus Christ society would be different. The increase in evil in our world indicates that we are failing. Evans takes this from Matthew 16:18 where Jesus says that He will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. But it is common sense as well, isn’t it? The objective evidence is that the church is failing.
There are still people going to church but the church is largely ineffective in transforming society. Is the type of church we are, not the type that Jesus envisaged?
What do you think we should be doing differently?