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"Lord, would You be merciful to us as a nation and … raise up Your Church like it was in the first century?" This is the prayer of Jerry Wells and many other church leaders in America and around the world. As they watch the statistics outside the church grow and the numbers inside the church decline, they find themselves faced with no alternative but to either let loose the last vestiges of commitment or go back to the original philosophy of ministry that Christ gave in Matthew 5. Either way, results will come. But which way did Jesus say will bring our Father glory? Which way causes the church members, church leaders, neighbors, local officials, and government leaders to encounter the God Who works?