There are fears we face today that have been faced with church planting for centuries. “Terrible fears which beset us are, fears for our doctrine, our moral standards, our ideas of civilized Christianity, our organization. Such fears are real and natural, but wicked. The standards we so highly prize are not our Gospel, and the attempt to maintain them by our control is a false method.
Spontaneous expansion must be free! It cannot be under our control. Some say that ‘we desire to see spontaneous expansion, and yet it must maintain our control’. If we want to see spontaneous expansion we must establish native Churches free from our control. When I speak of “churches” I am not thinking of pseudo-national churches, (national only in name), but local Churches, like those founded by Paul, churches fully established with their proper ministers.”
Stay with us in this series. We must face our fears with biblical truth and its Author. When both become our governing principle and authority, then fears dissolve so we can properly concentrate on our mission.
Roland Allen, Edited by Sherman Driver
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