How should one respond to those saying, “I am leaving the Church. I want to leave the Church. I have left the Church.”
The same response the Founder of the Church gave when people started leaving Him in the beginning. Let us read:
Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Did I not choose you, the twelve? Yet one of you is a devil.’
(John 6:66-70 NRSV-CE)
Let them freely leave. Jesus is not worried and you shouldn’t either. Thank you.
Godwin Delali Adadzie