ah yes, the apostacy(falling away). that isnt people falling away from god. that is gods people falling away from the hokey fake religions that claim to be representing god. its a good thing. you have to have the courage of your convictions to be sincere about your relationship to god and having these authority figures tell you that gathering together with them is a must or you are forsaking the brethren. phooey.
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
gotta be doing the will of god to claim that. sorry. try again. try harder. strain every nerve. seek the kingdom first. where is the fear and trembling? where is the love?
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.