Aptly describing the state of affairs, J. Benson Hamilton writes: “For reasons that need no explanation a large class of our people have a prejudice against our churches. They will not attend divine service in them whatever may be the attraction. To such the gospel must be preached by the wayside, on the street corner, at the sea-shore, in the mountain, in the woods.”15
The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom. September 1, 1957 p. 518
15 Empty Churches and How to Fill Them, by J. Benson Hamilton (New York, 1879: Phillips and Hunt), p. 64.
The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom. September 1, 1957 p. 520