and a good one at that, I think. WorldNetDaily's Jim Rutz takes a look at church growth in China and suggests that dispensing with most of the visible characteristics of the traditional church--buildings, programs, etc..--is greatly responsible for the wonderful growth of the church in China.
Perhaps he's going a bit beyond what he can actually prove, but consider; when the Roman persecution stripped the church of all but the Bible and love, the church grew to conquer Rome. When the Bible was re-released to the people in the 1500s by Tyndale, Luther, Hus, and others, it spread despite the attempts of great powers to supress it. Joel Rosenberg has sources that claim that underground churches are growing rapidly in Muslim lands.
Maybe we need more of a bunker mentality in the church, not less.
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