Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Multiply or Divide

In his final sermon, Chalmers exhorted his hearers in London, “The Church of Jesus Christ will either multiply or divide.” This is as true of a national church as it is of a local church. The Gospel will not remain still. Therefore, if a church does not go forth to the ends of the earth, aggressively pursuing the task of multiplication, the exponential growth of the Kingdom, rather than the arithmetical growth of the Kingdom, it will surely divide. And the splitting and re-splitting and re-re-splitting of our Reformed communions is sad testimony of this truth.

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