A Pall of Acrid Smoke

“The world’s idea that everyone, from childhood up, should be able at all times to succeed in measurable ways, and that it is a great disgrace not to, hangs over the Christian community like a pall of acrid smoke.”

–J.I. Packer

Do you measure your success by visual results?  Material success is material and you can see it.  Spiritual success is spiritual, and mostly invisible.

A successful church is a church that is numerically growing; but a numerically growing church isn’t necessarily a successful church.

2 Replies to “A Pall of Acrid Smoke”

  1. It sounds to me like “A successful church is not necessarily one that is numerically growing” would be more accurate since Packer is saying that outward evidence is not necessary.
    Ha I can still badger you on here!

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