"The Lutheran Church is so unconcerned about numbers that she looks around and asks: 'Who doesn't belong here?'" - Three Books on the Church
That was a long time ago. Sadly, the number fixation (and with it the itch for the approval of men) has gained a strong foothold. But isn't it great that there was a time when the concern for sharing the same confession of the holy faith was so strong that Loehe could characterize us like that? May the Lord give us the grace to regain that healthy perspective once again!