The Great Falling Away – Subtle or Sudden?

                                         By Joanie Stahl (February 2017)


Since the beginning of this year, I have taken several steps back just to observe.  Compared to the last eight years, the hope of the majority of American citizens is at an all-time high. Let me make myself clear here, this is not a bad thing.  We all benefit from any good we can squeeze out of this life and this nation we live in any time we can get it.

Yet, there is another side to this. I have seen a phenomenon take place in the body of Christ. Just before the President took office, there were hundreds of thousands of Christian’s with their fingers on the pulse of “loving His [Jesus Christ’s] appearing” (2 Timothy 4:8).  Suddenly there seems to be a mass departure from that blessed hope. There is a turning back to this world and hoping in its gain for the here and now.  I sense a great departure has entered in, or rather should I say a “great falling away?”