“The church will never die, it can’t, it is God’s chosen vessel of mission on earth”
Sure we may be seeing a decline in established Christian faith in western nations, yet the church is growing exponentially everywhere else. Even in the UK most of the Churches I have been part of over the years have been in steady growth.
While our universe may not be a constant, God of course is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His grace and love for all mankind is as true today as it was at the height of Christendom and before. A look at our own history should tell us that we should never write-off the Church; a few centuries ago one might have predicted a similar death of the faith and yet great movements of the Spirit swept through nations bringing revival of faith and re-engaging lost people with their loving God.
The Church will never die, because it is not a construct of mankind. It is a spirit-led movement of God. Sure my own preferred brand of Church may cease to be or may simply evolve into something else but ‘the Church’ will always be.