Spiritual growth has nothing to do with the number of years one has been a Christian, our position in Christ, that is whether one has accepted Christ or not ,our knowledge of the Bible, or God's love because God cannot love one person more than he loves another.( MacArthur, 2014). According to MacArthur, spiritual growth is matching my position with my practice. He further explains that our actions should be a reflection of our relationship with God. The church is supposed to guide its members into a deeper realization of Christ in all his fullness. Church growth is not measured by the number of people that attend every service, or the number of branches that a given church has it is the content that matter after a...
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... he would move to a church where he receives a lot of money. It is understandable that to spread the Gospel needs financing but to use your congregation to mint money is simply disheartening. In his message, God waned his people free from poverty. 'The new theology, now well-defined and clearly established in some circles of Christianity, can be boiled down in its simplest form to this foundational principle: God loves you and he wants you to have lots of money.' (Bickel & Jantz, 2008, p. 86)
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