Multiplication is NOT Enough!
Cell multiplication in our bodies is always occurring, life requires reproduction, but is is not always a healthy thing. Have you ever battled cancer? I have for eight years.
Cancer is a distortion of normally healthy cells that for often unknown reasons mutate and multiply. Our bodies can reproduce unhealthy cells at an amazing rate, making us gravely ill. If allowed to continue for too long this multiplication will lead to our death.
Standard medical protocols attempt to destroy cancer cells by bombarding them with chemotherapy and radiation. Have you ever had a loved one go through chemo? You know the deadly effects it has even on healthy cells. If the treatment is not stopped at some point it will end your life too.
Fortunately, chemo and radiation do have a good track record of success, as damaging and painful as these treatments can be, when the cancer is detected early. Healthy growth can follow.
Likewise, church multiplication, or church growth, is not always healthy growth. (Continue Reading