Thank you for your post. It’s very encouraging in these dark times for the West.
I remember when my wife (who at the time was a friend who I was trying to talk into dating me) told me that she attended a small Presbyterian church in Seoul.
When I learned that her church had three balconies and was routinely attended by a little less than a thousand people, but was considered small compared to many others in her city, it immediately became obvious to me that I needed to spend a lot more time learning about the Korean church.
Similar things could be said about Anglicanism in most though not all of Africa.
God is not mocked, but church history shows that He regularly raises up weak and despised groups to do His work when those who should be doing His work won’t do so.
Believing in the sovereignty of God gives me confidence in His rule even when the state of the church around me gives me positive proof of total depravity. Of course, that duality is nothing new in Reformed Christianity. It’s something with which John Knox would have fully agreed, likely with fiery pulpit-pounding about the wretched wickedness of Scotsmen for rejecting the faith once delivered to the saints.