By knowing what kind of Old Ship of Zion you are (or if you are an Old Ship of Zion at all), you also will know whether or not you successfully can weather life’s storms.
Contrary to some people’s opinions concerning who “calls,” anoints, appoints, gifts, equips, ordains, and sends men and women into the Gospel ministry’s vineyard, it is God and only God who “calls,” anoints, appoints, gifts, equips, and ordains His vineyard workers, and ONLY God who sends His vineyard workers “where” He wants them to be. God also is the only One who decides “when” He will send His workers! Then too, God and only God is the One who determines what function His “called,” anointed, appointed, gifted, equipped, and ordained men and women are to perform while working in His Gospel ministry’s vineyard. In essence, being “called” into God’s Ministry, which includes all that accepting His “calling” involves (like which ekklesia, how to function in that ekklesia, what gifts to use, and so on), is ALWAYS a theocratic selection and NEVER a democratic election!
Many people who call themselves Christians often behave more ruthlessly than career criminals. For sure, there are far too many members in the Body of Christ who are fraudulent, but also there are many spiritually anemic members, too.
Saying that we love our brothers and sisters in Christ is not enough. If the world is ever going to believe in our Lord and Savior, we must demonstrate His kind of love. Real love is godly actions.