Some may wonder how a church can move from 4.2 million in 1967 to 2.3 in 2005, despite the fact that Christian churches in general have been growing more rapidly than the population. The answer might be found in the publisher of this Amazon entry and the publisher’s explanation. (It is extolled here and reviewed here.)
Some might think humility would be one of the key characteristics of the Christian; if so, this approach would seem more appropriate. And so would sympathy for those who risk their lives daily choosing to become policemen in Iraq. They hope to further the rule of law – one Christians have long understood as necessary for an earthly life of peace. This church offers little succor.
(And we aren’t even getting into what can be interpreted as anti-semitism in the bizarre policy of “punishing” Caterpillar.)
The statistics are from the July Layman, which is a pdf; it is reached through the Layman Online.