Folks, the next several blogs are going to be so bizarre, so contrary to what most Christians believe, that I need to explain it first.
Why do most missionaries fail? Because they're doing the wrong thing (trying to start churches).
Why do most missionaries continue to do the wrong thing, when they see that it doesn't work? Because they have a strongly-held belief that is incorrect.
Why do most missionaries hold to a strong belief, that gets them to do the wrong thing, so that they fail? Because when someone tells them the truth, it is so contrary to what they believe that they reject it.
Now Folks, I want you to be patient with me over the next few posts, because I am going to teach something that is very contrary to what most Christians believe.