The Emerging Church's Spread to Asia
on the Apostle JohnĄŻs Epistles
some ministries worldwide planting lots of churches worldwide.
There is a report of 75,000 new churches planted just
in the last eight years, so God is moving incredibly outside
My sense is
that Christianity started in the Middle East, and its primary
influence moved west. The
United States is probably 10 or 15 years behind Europe, but
your part of the world [Asia] is where the Holy Spirit is most
brother:] I think itĄŻs just a matter of time [before the
Emerging Church spreads here too].
The key issue is focusing on serving in love and
whether you focus on the temporal or eternal.
That will define what is success.
Any church or seminary or organization that wants to
succeed in terms of membership, income or influence will
embrace those [Emerging Church] ideas, because [they think] it
will bring them success.
So [Biblically faithful] people are running out of
places to go. People
are fooling themselves when they want to minister to the glory
of God and want to be successful by worldĄŻs definition.
As Jesus said, itĄŻs going to be a narrow door, and
those who get in are few (Mt. 7:13,14), and you will be
persecuted and rejected, but we want to be successful, we want
to be influential and we want to be loved by everybody. ItĄŻs a real battle if we talk about the number of people
who call themselves Christians.
Any organization that wants to succeed will follow that
route [seek to increase attendance numbers].
Q: Is this a God-sent delusion?
I hope so! I hope and pray every day that we are watching the formation of the whore of Babylon!
[See Rev. 17
and Pr. 7, and contrast that with the virgin bride of Christ
in Eph. 5:25-32; Rev. 19:7-9.]
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