|Kudzu vine was promoted by the federal government.|
Now it is called the Vine That Swallowed the South.
People are reading the WELS Tendrils essay, about Church Growth WELS, so I linked it on the left and here.
Nothing was done about Church Growth, no matter how many times it was addressed, no matter how gentle the reproof.
The laity and pastors are supposed to rebuke false doctrine, not make little hints about it.
KJV 1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
KJV 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
KJV Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
KJV Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
KJV Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.