BDH Volume 1, page 74 (Reading in Sydney, 1 February 2002) B.D.H. I'm sure what you say is right. So we don't want to despise it, do we? See, you get persons going out from amongst us and say they're linking on with true believers. They've got no link with them at all, it's just folly. Persons going out of fellowship and despising the light of the assembly, and then trying to think they're linking on with true believers in the world -- it's impossible. Of course there are true believers in the world. But someone that goes out of fellowship and deliberately despises the light of the assembly, they've cut themselves off from the truth, they can't claim to be believers, they can't claim to be real believers, they can't claim to have a real link with Christianity. It's the spirit of apostasy. R.C.W.P. Well, that's a warning to every one of us, anyone thinking that they can do better, it's just folly. The position we're in has been divinely established, hasn't it?
BDH Volume 35, page 277 (Reading in Sydney, 29 January 2005) You can only prove that you're a Christian by abandoning the world, there's no proof otherwise, there's no proof at all. You can't claim the shelter of the blood. You go out of fellowship and say you're saved, it means absolutely nothing. Go on in lawlessness, and go out of fellowship, and say now you're free, that's a complete and utter despisal of the blood of Jesus. Your eternal salvation is totally in question, totally and absolutely in question, if you say that you're going to be free by going out of fellowship. That's rejection of the cross in its entirety. Go on, Mark. ... I can't claim the shelter of the blood if I'm going on in lawlessness, the blood is not for me, the blood is not for me. If I go on against the light, sinning against the light, going on in lawlessness, the blood is not for me.
BDH Volume 47, page 208 (Reading in Sydney, 27 January 2006) If we're going to stay in Christianity, which for us, the saints, is the holy fellowship. For the world, there are Christians in the world, there are true Christians in the world, Christianity is the light they've got, we leave it to them. But for us Christianity is the fellowship. And if you leave the fellowship you don't have Christianity. I want every young person to understand that here: you give up the fellowship, don't think you can hold on to Christianity. You haven't got it. Young people that give up the fellowship, and turn their back on the fellowship, and leave what they've been brought up in, and leave the position they've been set in, they can't claim Christianity, they can't do it.