What do you think the church will look like in the next 10 to 20 years?

That’s hard to predict because trends used to come every twenty years, then every ten years, then every year, and now every week. It’s hard to keep up with the trends. The faces of churches are changing as fast as the culture changes, and that’s frightening.

I’ve been at Grace Church now for fifty years. If you were there forty years ago and you were there now, you would say, “This is the same as it was,” because we know what the Word of God tells us to do and we’re just doing what we’ve always done. We pay no attention to the culture or to trends. We’re not trying to find ways to make unbelievers happy.

The church at large, however, is in such a mad rush to accommodate the culture that whatever the culture looks like in ten years, I’m afraid the church is going to look a lot like that too.

 

This transcript is from a live Ask Ligonier event with John MacArthur and has been lightly edited for readability. To ask Ligonier a biblical or theological question, just visit Ask.Ligonier.org or message us on Facebook or Twitter.