Believers are leaving the "church"
Believers are leaving the "church" not because they have left the faith, but because the "church" has left the faith.
When the "church" becomes 'driven' by and 'purposed' in "growing" itself, turning to the "wisdom of men" (taking polls, surveys, and feasibility studies, making decisions through the consensus process, i.e. determining its course of action through the dialoguing of men's opinions, i.e. how men "feel" and what they "think," i.e. basing "truth" itself upon sight, establishing itself upon the foundation of 'change,' i.e. according to sensuousness, i.e. "lusting" after the feeling of "oneness" with, i.e. the approval of the world instead of hungering after the righteousness of Christ) it has rejected God and His Word, and in doing so must (to maintain "unity" in the "church") persecute (excommunicating, with or without writ) believers, who, not willing to participate in its synergistic praxis of unrighteousness, must expose it's "socialist gospel" as heresy and leave or be kicked out by the "church" (unless it repents, which will be difficult for it to do since it sees itself as being right, i.e. 'righteous' in it own eyes: "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Luke 5:32). Ironically the "church" sees the believer as being unrighteous because he refuses to "assemble himself together with the 'church'" (thereby 'justifying' its apostasy) when in truth it is the "church" which has become unrighteous, refusing to "assemble itself with the believers," having forsaken the truth, turning to the unrighteous thoughts and actions (the "wisdom") of men instead of seeking after the righteousness of Christ alone. When you bring the world into the "church" it is no longer the church, and the believer must leave, for his soul sake.
"Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" Galatians 3:3
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other. . .Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24
"Be ye not unequally yoked together [come to consensus] with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord [consensus or covenant] hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 bracketed information added
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