A Shepard tasked with tending to a flock of sheeple near his quaint village of Wadsworth decides to have a little fun with his sheeple. “Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming!” he cries out! The sheeple prepare but nothing comes to pass. The Shepard laughs at them. He then pulls this shit several more times.
Those whose ears were likely ringing by now from the lies told by the Shepard realize that “fool me five times should be a shame on us”. The lesson learned should be: No one believes a liar, even when he speaks the truth. But then again, only fools never learn from following a pied piper!
They will abandon heretical doctrines, apologize to the members and ex-members, make overtures to the Christian community, but they cannot give up the power over the people. It’s not about doctrine; it’s about power and money.
It would seem that the Bible and Scriptures are very clear in what to do in many situations, but between what it says and what people actually do is a tragic gap. Let’s take what practices people within the church of gods use with the ministers of the church of gods.