Anyone of us, who have come out of deception and false teachings, know the hurt, pain, brokenness and loneliness that comes with it. Once God opens our eyes to the truth, we step up to question, point out error and try to warn those we love. We have forever crossed the line; and to those we love, we regretfully leave behind; we are anathema to them. Once the light of truth is turned on there is no going back, although there were times when we thought that looked more appealing than what we were facing ahead of us. But there is no turning back. To turn back would be to deny Christ, God, the Holy Spirit and His word.
And so the journey begins, without the love, fellowship, prayers or support from those who were once our closest allies within the body of Christ. We are rejected by the very ones that we had toiled alongside of, took communion with, worshipped with. Feeling rejected by God, we don’t even feel God at times. We get angry at those who shun us, the leadership that deceived us and even get angry at God. The question then is, why don’t we go back? Why can’t we go back? Somewhere among all the internal turmoil, pain, anger and self-condemnation we come to realize that God has stepped into our lives in a way we have never experienced before. He has literally rescued us, opened our eyes to deception, going back is not an option and although going forward is a long hard road it’s a priceless journey and God is right there with us, working on us and in us. The purging process is never easy, always painful and becoming a new lump is literally cutting out all the false leaven we had come to believe. Neither process is appealing or pleasant but oh so necessary. We have all gone through a deprogramming period in this journey. Where we discover God’s word anew, where scripture that was twisted into the false doctrines we believed now almost spring off the pages of the Bible with clarity and new understanding.
You are not alone God always has a remnant. Romans 11: 3-5 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
One last point. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that we are truly witnessing the apostasy within the body of Christ that 2nd Thessalonians 2:3 speaks of. The false teachings and teachers that are presently within the church has and continues to grow exponentially. God continues to call out those that are His.