There is no doubt the Church in America is in free-fall today with numbers declining and our youth bailing out at a rapid rate. In his book, Storm, Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church shares his take on why the Church is no longer the salt and light in society it once was.
Using the back story of going through Hurricane Sandy in New York, Pastor Cymbala views the current state of the church from the viewpoint of an approaching storm with chapter headings such as:
- Storm Approaching
- Storming Heaven
- A Light in the Storm
- Into the Darkest Night
- Watches and Warnings
- A Fog of Confusion
- Coming on the Clouds
- ... and many more.
Which basically is why he says the Church is failing. We have turned to programs and growing church numbers and left behind prayer meetings and the preaching of the pure Gospel. And if you doubt this... you will find the statistics he gives alarming.
He does not leave us without hope that with prayer and preaching, the American Church will experience once again a Great Awakening and return to its' position as salt and light. Not to take over politics or Hollywood or even local government. But to change lives with the purity of the work of Jesus in the lives of people.
I don't read many books about the Church these days but I am very glad I read this one!
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