“To anyone driving past the property it looks like a farm. But it is not what it appears to be. Nothing is what it appears to be.” Source: Dark Rivers Of The Heart by Dean Koontz.
Modern day Churchmenship has found a way to popularism. Through the avenues of entrepreneurship. Unfortunately the modern day church sells the product of falsehoods through empire building. While polluting truths that people are desperate to know. And because of that people are exiting the church in droves.
If there is an institution that is nothing like it appears to be, it’s the church. And if it, were not so, why is church attendance declining?
The reasons are multiple, so if interested as to why, then engage this Padre at a forum where the public can gather. Small gatherings in private homes is another option for answers and solutions. Found through the Contact Us link of my Home page.
You will not be asked to join Church for Sanctuary because it’s a church without walls or membership. This is how it works. “Now thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ. And through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” See 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.
After we meet, it’s unlikely that our paths will cross again. You’ll be to busy being that diffused fragrance. It’s far more complicated than these few words reveal. Because you’ll be associated with the unknown, and thus inexperienced world around us.