There but for the grace of God go we
Here is a picture of Newton Congregational Church, in Bowland, a chapel that once shared a minister and fellowship with Martin Top. In the picture, you'll note a Sold sign. It closed down and will now became a quirky chapel conversion for a wealthy commuter or retired city-type who needs a second home that is 'somewhere quiet in the country'.
Will God keep Salem going, or will our building become a rich man's second home? Who knows. But if we are faithful to His word, proclaiming His lively oracles, the glory shall not depart from Israel. We are not a museum, or social activity for the bored and ancient, we are the church of God.