Life in Dave's cult will soon be one series of church activities after another. By keeping them occupied and worn-out they are less rebellious.
Then there are the socials. Many will recall the wonderful, usually annual gatherings of years past—campouts, dances, talent shows, local socials, picnics, regional sporting events, singles weekends, and so many more. In my pastorates, these activities were always carefully and repeatedly emphasized, and everyone wanted to attend. Today, splinters have occasional socials, but see generally limited participation with the energy level mostly “flat.” In God’s Church today, virtually EVERYONE comes to EVERYTHING. Difficult for people in the splinters to appreciate, this is no exaggeration. In fact, when we are all back together you will see and hear this yourself and know it to be true. We can ALL again look forward to regularly coming together in beautiful social settings, in unity and like mind, enjoying one another in fellowship as in “the old days.” I remember when brethren looked forward to each upcoming activity with eager anticipation. What a joy to know this will again be the case.