The church is killing itself. By two means:
- It isn't letting new life in. It is refusing admission to new kinds of people, ideas and ways. Sooner or later it will kill itself by starvation.
- It is letting life out. Not only is there a major brain drain happening, but a heart drain, soul drain and ultimately life drain.
The church is committing suicide. And if you've known anyone who's committed suicide, you know that if they decide to do so, there's seems to be nothing you can do to stop them.