“This people” (recall Hag. 1:2) assumed they were spiritually “okay” after leaving the WCG. They thought they had “done the right thing.” But they were not okay. Therefore, God allowed them to go on to follow rebellious leaders not chosen by Him. This happened because they were not close to God as they should have been. As I have explained many times before, when Jesus Christ was put out of the Church in late 1992 (through the God Is…booklet), most brethren did not recognize what had happened—they did not seem to miss the true God! Of course, they went on to reject God’s government and many of His truths, falling into a variety of false doctrines (more all the time) and deplorable spiritual behavior. These people (brethren) also assumed they were doing God’s Work as Mr. Armstrong taught—many also thinking they were following God’s government—all believed they were standing for the truth—all believed they were still in God’s Church! But they found themselves in many groups, and chose to conclude that God’s Church now consists of multiple organizations.
Joshua Davey fails to realize that he is just another in the 700+ splinter groups to form. He is exactly like those he condemns.