Causes of Backsliding 4 – Bitterness

Matthew 12:15

Many people who walk out of a church are offended Christians who became bitter. They were probably genuinely offended, but their wounds never healed.

One time i was in the office counselling, when a young man came to me. He boldly stated, “I have decided to be in your church because i believe this is where God wants me to be.”

I queried, “Why did you leave your former church?”

He replied, ” i was led by the Spirit to come here.”

I asked. “Apart from that, did something else happen to make you leave?”

He hesitated, and after a brief introduction, he kept on lamenting…

Immediately, i knew that what i suspected was true. This man was hurt and unresolved hurts had caused him to be cut off from his church.