But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
The worry today is that too many churches are only “seeker friendly”. They do a great job at getting people in the door, but they rarely stray outside of the New Testament and don’t give their congregation enough practical use of God’s word. When trials come their way they feel as if God is singling them out and their faith quickly fades.