The Daily Nudge asks today if the Fellows have spotted some specific development or trend in the brotherhood.
We’re losing our mission. Churches are investing heavily in disaster relief and emergency aid. Missions is now a short-term project. We think benevolence is our mission.
Jesus did not come to earth to heal and perform miracles. He came to save souls for eternity. But churches have little long-term commitment to a field or an effort to preach the gospel and cover an area with the message of Christ.
These are all reflexes of the times: fixation with disasters, emphasis on material progress, lack of commitment. We are very much influenced by the world and seem to be influencing it less and less.