Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Decline of the 'Mainline' Churches

Kevin DeYoung has a good post on key factors in the decline of the mainline Protestant denominations.

Here's an excerpt that gives the essence of the article by William Murchison that he cites:

"What might all our churches of the Christian mainline–what might my Episcopal Church–do at this moment for their own sakes, for the sake of the many who look to them for the words of salvation? They might start once more to believe with all their heart, the way they once did believe. Believe what? The words their followers and servants took centuries ago to forests and fields and cabins, for their own part believing such words, such promises, to bear the stamp of God, to be the very words of life spoken to His faithful people."

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