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Church of the future?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:55:28 GMT

A prayer was published today asking God to help us "bring into being his Church of the future." Our people talk more in terms of restoring the church of the first century (the past), that is, of returning to the pattern established in Scripture, which is right and good. Is the prayer above saying the church of the present leaves something to be desired? Is he thinking in some denominational or post-denominational sense? How can we take the man's prayer above in a positive sense? How can this prayer reflect a biblical understanding of the church? I'm pondering this, and would appreciate your thoughts.