And that is what this movement is full of: High-sounding talk. You see it in Barna’s book “Revolution”. You hear it everywhere you go in the ‘Out-of-church’ movement. Vast claims are being made for those who will simply “come out” – and actually “BE the church without having to GO to church”, etc. One would think that “coming out” was the solution to all that ails us. But as I have seen for 20 years now, nothing could be further from the truth.
The facts are plain and simple: If your thinking and behaviour are basically “anti-Body” and “anti-Leader”, then don’t expect to get anywhere. And don’t expect the Body of Christ to get anywhere either. We are not designed to be an “amorphous blob”. We are designed to be a unified army with leaders and direction and teamwork – taking the kingdom of darkness using “combined force”. United together we are very powerful – for God designed us to be a ‘Body’. Split apart into “individualists”, we are weak and ineffective…
In closing, I need to say this: Because I can no longer condone the ‘Out-of-church’ Revolution that I have endorsed for many years, I needed to take my e-book “The OUT-OF-CHURCH Christians” off the main page of our website – http://www.revivalschool.com. This has now been done.
So says Andrew Strom at the above mentioned and popular website. Some of his points are indeed valid – others not very. Scripture, in fact, does warn us of the modern manifestation of what are known as “church leaders.” Not all, of course.