Holding on to history is like soldiers holding a hill that they fought and shed blood to obtain. To let it go is to waste their blood, to lose vital ground and to be doomed to refight the same battles. Progress is only possible if we hold ground we’ve already covered while going to the next hill. Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone according to Scripture alone for God’s glory alone is one of the most important hills the Church has ever conquered. To lose the history of that conquest is to lose some of the most valuable real estate the Church has ever taken. If anything, that hill of history ought to be the headquarters from which the Church launches the next 500 years of missions. We need to cherish that piece of history and find untold inspiration for the battles ahead.