There are times when the sea becomes so fierce that the ship we are sailing in becomes beaten and battered to the point that our safety is at risk. When the ship is going down, it behooves us to know when to abandon the vessel.
Religions institutions — whether the mother organizations or the individual assemblies — are much like a ship traveling the spiritual seas. At times these religious ships run into serious storms that threaten to destroy the vessel. Each individual must determine if the storm will blow over or if the storm is serious enough to take them under. Often the answer depends on the individual and his or her needs.
Sometimes we abandon the religious ship for other reasons. We discover we are on the wrong vessel and it is actually headed in the wrong direction. We might discover the Captain is untrustworthy and does not care for the safety and comfort of his passengers. We may discover that the Captain has changed his mind about where the ship is supposed to go, and if we want to reach our destination then we must disembark and find passage on a different ship. Knowing when to stay the storm and when to abandon ship can help us have the best experience possible. After all, the journey can be just as enjoyable as the destination.
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