SHRINKING PRESENCE

Wednesday 08-21-19

“Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease” (Jeremiah 29:6).

Given the current birth rates, the global population of Muslims will exceed Christians by 2050 (Pew Forum). While this biological factor can impact the proliferation of faith, of greater concern is the growing number of confessing Christians who intentionally shrink the presence of the church by rejecting the Lord’s missional strategy of engagement and choose, instead, to retreat in fear to places of safety and sanctuary. To be a fisher of men, one cannot opt for being a keeper of the aquarium.

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