Absent any consideration of the 1st through 3rd Century, succeeding generations of believers came to rely on the Miraculous versus the Moral as it came to considerations relative to the Kingdom’s advance.
Each succeeding generation seems to have forgotten the parable of the leaven in the lump of dough.
To me, personally, 2 things are obvious: 1) the lump of dough is to be and will be leavened, and 2) we haven’t the foggiest idea as to what the final product will look like.
In both areas we have failed, historically, and abjectly.
Might we not be more judicious in our focus on teaching the word rightly handled while affording folk to be “…fully persuaded in their own minds…”
Just a thought