As our numbers dwindle (no new potential mates are recruited, fresh blood begins to stagnate and ferment) a new tactic must be employed. How to do it without actually fessing up and repenting of all the well-documented evil deeds we have committed in our church? Just become an older, kinder and gentler false teacher/prophet. Reach out to those we have known and say, “Come home. All is forgiven and forgotten. We will take care of you this time. Our cover is blown. We are having credibility issues. But those of you out there whose families we still have a hook into, we need you now. Come home.” Especially wanted: the strong, silent type. You may privately disagree with us, but publicly you are silent. Hey, we can work together. You blink at me and I will blink at you.
Who shouldn’t bother to apply for homecoming status? All who walk uprightly, speak the truth openly, and are not respecters of persons. Sorry, this is a limited edition offer.
But God says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away:and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches:He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned” (John 15:1-6).
Abide in Jesus, not in Calvary Temple.