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Tuesday, September 25, 2012



I think the driver was theology. As confidence in the Word declined (mid to late 19th century), confidence in business practices increased. The church began looking to the world to judge success. The faithful practice of church discipline was not seen as the way to build a successful church.

David Derrer

Aaron, Historically, which was the driver, declining theology or emphasis on church growth? Did a theology that emphasizes man's decision inevitably lead to measuring success by number of converts rather than disciple making? Or did emphasis on growth lead to compromising theology to get it? Both?

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