We’ll presume this demographic judgment is correct and do another hypothetical scenario:
I’m sure 95%+ of church attendees believe in Jesus and His resurrection.
But of those 95%+ I’d say 99.7% act contrary to Jesus’ own teachings, and 100% act contrary to Jehovah’s instructions and covenants in the Old Testament. Hence, weak Christians, happy to compromise and disobey for an easy life.
Jehovah tells is that if we obey His commands He will bless our nations, but if we ignore them He will subject us to all manner of horrors. Jesus tells us that many will claim to be followers and believers, but that He will never have known them, through their wrong actions, their disobedience and their hearts.
Let’s say you’re a new Christian looked far and wide for a church that follows the instructions and covenants in the Old Testament, and have found none in the West. But you can’t lead your own church because you’ve only been a Christian for a year and the Bible specifically prohibits novices from being leaders, elders, teachers (etc.): “He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.” So you decide to look for a church outside the decadent West.
You hear about a promising church deep in the Caucasus, surrounded on all sides by Muslim heathens. They’re a remnant of an old Celtic tribe of warriors left over from the ancient Varangian guard, which has been mercilessly k-selected by self-sufficiency and attacks by European pagans, Muslim barbarians, and even an Asian conqueror or two. They adhere very closely to the Law as a matter of survival and keep almost all of the commandments. You decide to visit and see if there’s potential to move here and finally have fellowship with your brethren, as Jesus commanded.
However, when you arrive on the Sabbath day you are distressed to see about half the people are working frenetically, and only half are resting. Being a reasonable sort, you ask around for clarification. Maybe they keep the Sabbath on a different day of the week? No, they explain, they have come under great pressure from the local government and have been working Sabbaths for six months to prepare a last-minute legal case, and make preparations for war. Under this pressure, they have been neglecting some of the other Old Testament instructions as well. The neighbor villages have cut off all trade with them, so that they have been forced to kill and eat a herd of wild pigs, disobeying the Old Testament proscription against pork. Several of the children born during these six months have not been circumcised.
After half a week living among them, rumors circulate that the local magistrate has decided to “put an end to these troublesome Christians once and for all”. The rumors are effectively confirmed when a large armed government convoy is spotted on the road from the capital city, headed toward the town to wipe them out.
Will you take up a rifle in defense of these people? Is it moral to defend these lawbreakers? Is it not better to retreat and find another church which has not so obviously been condemned for their Sabbath-breaking? (Surely the historical r/k cycle will put all things right.) How much personal risk is permissible, in tactical and moral terms? Is it preferable to preach to them about how God will save them from the threat if only they will return to perfect adherence to the Law?
And most importantly, how much of the Law must they keep before they are worthy of your material assistance? 80%? 95%? 99.9%?