I'll even argue that point. The group of Elders themselves can provide what they need for evidence of "divisiveness" or "rebellious attitude". There is no need for outside witnesses.
Can you get d'fd if the elders never catch up with you
If they have what they believe to be valid reasons to DF someone they will do it even in their absence. Don't forget this org is at a medieval level when it comes to respecting other people's right of speech or defence in a trial.
personally...i would never run from them.....and would welcome their challenge to my intentions, actions, and opinions...and do my best to turn their attack which I cannot stop...into a full on retreat.
If they were for real what they say they are...I would be a demon running from them and the "truth" they claim to possess.
i never once heard of Jesus running away from demons.....
Or did i misinterpert something?
I thought so. Thanks for the responses.