“Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen,
to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.”
This is the unwitting prayer of every soul in Christianity who truly loves God. In crying out for truth and unity, they are crying out to be delivered from Christian ministers, Christian traditions, and Christian doctrines, for those are the things that are confusing and dividing them. But if you tell them that, they will turn against you.
God has to show them that the thing they love, Christianity, is the very thing that is confusing and dividing them. It is the thing God most hates. Sincere believers everywhere are praying for God’s cure for the deadly disease of division, while clinging with all their might to the thing that divides them: Christianity. They are like a man pleading to be rescued from drowning while holding on to a boulder. You can’t have it both ways. The prayer of sincere children of God to be united with others who believe will never be answered until they let go of the stone that is pulling them down.
But you can’t tell that to God’s children. To come out of Christianity is such a frightening thought to them that only God knows how to enter that tender part of their hearts with His Son’s piercing, liberating light.