What do you think about this statement: The bigger the church, the better the church? Where is this concept found in Scripture? Yes, churches are to be a place that welcomes all people because we’re all sinners. Yes, Jesus hung out with sinners. But he did not approve of or sugarcoat their sin; his primary message was “Repent.”
We’ve heard statements like these made by a growing number of professing Christians and church leaders lately – so does that alone make them correct statements? Are they dangerous platitudes that might sound good, but usher in a watered-down gospel and doctrine?
What about money and ministry? Is more money and bigger buildings always biblical?
This morning we take a look at a couple of news stories and the varying perspectives of well-known pastors and what they believe about the condition of the Church: Andy Stanley and Michael Brown. In our first segment, we check in with Pastor Saiko Woods for his thoughts on these and other issues.
Note: Stanley has edited his original message