Many church buildings are being sold because the congregation has dwindled down to nothing. One church building in our city is now a brewery while another is a restaurant! We wish that the buildings would be torn down rather than become a reminder of our failures as God's people.
Churches are known to be slow. Either we have too many procedures or too many opinions! What we need is some urgency to care for the sheep of God. We need to finish the Great Commission in this generation.
The seven churches in Revelation 2-3 show us that the Lord, at times, does remove the glory of His presence from His so-called people.
One of the reasons traditional churches are dying out is that they now lack the support of the Christian mindset in our societies and our families. In the past the church had others teaching the truth at home and even at school. This is absent now. Churches are rapidly deteriorating and dying.
Churches that are merely maintaining their own are not growing either. They are in the process of decay! We need to face the great need for God's people to have a greater flow of His grace in their lives.