Why does the 21st century church seem to lack the power that characterized the New testament church? Why do abortion, sexual perversion, divorce and other cultural indicators tell us that our society continues its downward spiral, yet church attendance remains high with over 70% of the population in America claiming to be affiliated with some church? Could it be that Christians need to investigate more carefully what the Bible says about the church, and then actually put what they discover into practice?
That is Robert Andrews' thesis exactly in A Glorious Church—Attacking the Gates of Hell. However, this thoughtful biblical analysis of the church is not a dry, dusty tome but is vibrant with examples and experiences that make the truths learned during Robert's 35 year journey in pursuit of a biblical church experience a delight to read.
This book will be a very stimulating and thought-provoking study for the sincere Christian, but it may be an uncomfortable one as well, and it certainly will be controversial. We resist being challenged to move out of our comfort zones, even if that challenge is to more properly align ourselves with the Bible. But if you are the reader who suspects that there is more to church than you are currently experiencing and who longs to be a part of such a church, this book may be exactly what you have been seeking. Fasten your seat belt and hold on!
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