Because the Mathew 18:15 thing makes a good deal of sense to me. Problem is, when I have those conversations with people who are truly destroying their lives and the lives of those around them, it has no effect.
You can take most of that bullshit and poke enormous holes in it, and once having done this, the adherents will run away rather than make any effort to accept that they could be in error. And it finally dawned on me why.
They think they’re smarter than G-d. They think they know better, so they can make plans based on the certain knowledge that their plans are in perfect tune with the Creator- no matter how ludicrous they are. And when someone points that out, it really upsets them, and they run away.
You can’t use logic to argue someone out of a position they didn’t use logic to arrive at. Oh, sure, they think they used logic, but their reasoning is based on the shibboleths of their tribe- like “Voting is immoral” well, of course it’s nothing of the sort and it is ludicrously easy to prove that it is nothing of the sort.
Unless you’re smarter than G-d, of course.
Pray, folks. Keep your powder dry, but pray. I estimate maybe 50-80,000 actual Christians left on earth- Abraham tried to find ten righteous men in Sodom and Gomorrah, and in the end, Lot and his family had to bugger off. I don’t know what the population of those cities was, but 50-80,000 Christians is a pretty small percentage.