One of the most intense words coming from an old friend:
"One of the personal thing I can tell you is: we shudder to think that our children was supposed to grow up and come under a corrupt and biased and yes-men leadership team of KH/SH/AZ/ET... sorry no way! Associating with them eventually corrupts good morals and behavior. They lost me the day Kong proclaimed that Sun was never a pastor. We didn't need the legal case to realize anything further.
Some of my long time friends who are leaders can even tell me that if they leave now or say something against them, they will stumble many people in the church and cannot be accountable to God for them. Please! They stay there just for the:
1) People looking up to them
2) Fact they don't know where to go when they leave because already very long in that church
3) They will lose their friends whom they made over many years
Ok, in short, it's selfish and hypocritical. So tell them: "Do yourself a favor and be real and honest to yourself. The bottom line is really between you and God to do the right thing. No man no woman no leader no follower should come in the way."
They never thought about how they have stumbled us - people who have been in that church since anyone knows them, people who gave really their everything to build the house, and people they deliberately lied to. They never thought about what they have done to Christianity and the impression they give non-Christians by what was revealed in this trial.
Thank God we picked ourselves up and experienced Jesus in another place"
And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.” (Genesis 35:2, 3 NKJV)