Sometimes jumping ship is the wisest course of action. The decision to jump must be made before it’s too late and the failed vessel pulls you under in its turbulent descent. The sinking ships I am referring to are failed ideologies and theologies that rob people of the freedom of their will and the freedom to speak their mind even if that speech is deemed offensive to the herd consensus and considered worthy of censorship.
We are confronted with the decision to jump ship when we are asked to affirm and agree with ungodly and immoral directives for the “greater good” of a culture at the expense of our spiritual integrity. This folly has crept into some segments of the Church reducing their expression of faith down to a base lockstep agreement with all that the surrounding culture requires of them, something Jesus and His disciples refused to do. This false banner of a lesser love requires a forced unity and conformity and sees any righteous dissent of the status quo as unspiritual.
To remain on these sinking ships of delusion and deception hoping a good destination will appear on the horizon is naïve. At some point, it also makes us complicit in our acceptance of the compass headings set by false captains who are trying to keep something afloat that God has destined to fail.
Those who choose to jump overboard will stand at the ship’s rail and hear all kinds of threats and judgments, even from those who were previously considered friends and allies before a personal moment of clarity was realized and acted upon. Jesus addressed the issue of those threats. He said, “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all” (Matthew 10: 26).