- The church Jesus is building is so powerful the gates of hell can't resist it. Finally and wonderfully, denominational walls are crumbling; yea, including the ones the Church of Christ erected. The Word is faithful and Christianity is returning to the Anchor for increasing guidance. All sorts of "brands" are committed to regaining momentum from foundational bibliocity. Many of these are being awakened or reawakened to Bible authority and stability. Even among our own there continues simple interest in getting back to the Bible.
- It seems likely the denominational side of the Church of Christ will get louder and grow grayer. It shouldn't be surprising if a neo-legalistic movement will arise (if not from among our group, then of another) as religious pride seems insistent on claiming some percentage of the Christian turf. Legalism is the style of the lazy believer. It requires little study on its own. It feels secure in knowing some others in the herd (whom they like) have the same conviction. This seems to make their peculiar angle on truth(?) right.
The church which is Christ's is magnificent in direction, marvelous in intent, and meaningful in production. As at its inception, it will always be challenged by the ill-equipped ones of the likes of us. His Holy Spirit is both our confidence and our hope. We are a funeral home without Him and a soul winning factory with Him.
What's the future of the Church of Christ? Much depends on whether we choose to coast or grow, whether we decide to preserve or explore, and whether we have ears to hear His voice over the deafening noise of the fearful. I believe the future is bright for the courageous of heart.