It would seem the number is in decline, and I’m not surprised. Dead religion stinks! Give me life every time. No one in their right mind is attracted to death, but Jesus said, “If I am lifted up, I will draw all men to myself.” This is where dead religion misses it totally. They substitute man-made ritual for God-given spirit. In another scripture Jesus says, “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but spirit gives birth to spirit.” In the Bible, flesh is always linked with death, and spirit with life.
The media are always telling us that the church is hemorrhaging members. They seem to assume that the C of E is the only church. Rot! The lively Jesus centred churches are growing, and the spirit filled full of praise churches are growing fastest.
You see, people are attracted to life, and Jesus is life in all its fullness. Jesus was known for His joyfulness, not a sallow face and greasy hair as portrayed on TV.
If you want real life now, and eternal life later, get to know Jesus. He is the only way to God, the only way to fulfilment, the only way to peace.
Jesus is the only way, the only life, the only truth. Don’t be a plonker…Get to know Jesus now!