He called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!" ... Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities." (Revelation 18:2-5)
Many religious extremists have taken it upon themselves to call Christians out of the traditional churches, believing the Catholic Church, or Christianity as a whole, to be the Harlot described in chapter 17 of the book of Revelation. But they entirely miss the spirit of this call of compassion from the One who is Love. They call Christians to leave the pews, but they have nothing to offer them other than another set of beliefs. They do not make a home for the lonely, the orphan, or the widow.1 So these vulnerable ones continue to be "tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes."2
The true spirit of the call in Revelation 18:4 is found in these words of the true Messiah:
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate." (Matthew 23:37-38)
Yahshua was calling people out of the established religion of His day, but He wasn't going to leave them as orphans. He wanted to gather them into a full-time life of love and care, of warm fellowship and purposeful service, a prophetic life with consequential effect toward the tearing down of Satan's kingdom.3
We also are calling you out because we want to gather you in to a restoration of that very same radical life of love and care -- if you are willing!