“But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away” (Matthew 13:25).
Despite the alarmist cries of the spiritual watchdogs in any given church, we should not be surprised that congregational life gives rise to both believers and unbelievers; the converted and the unconverted. Jesus alerted us to this reality 2000 years ago. The Divine activities of the church have always been done in the midst of evil realities. As Martin Luther described it, “Where God hath a temple, Satan will have a chapel. And twill be found upon investigation, the latter has the larger congregation”