I am a new member here, but have been reading threads on this site from time to time for a number of years. I have been a member of the Baptist church for about half a century. I am interested in hearing other opinions on how the great falling away will occur. The cause, the how, the when, and the why. I will go first, at a very high level for now. The way I understand it, the cause of apostasy will be from inside the church. There will be false teachers, false doctrine, and misled believers. In the end times, Christians of true faith will be persecuted, and killed, by those who will "believe" they are serving God. This too will begin from inside the church. I see these things being possible simply because there is a difference between "belief", and "faith", that many do no understand. I will offer my opinion on any of this, but I will not engage in an argument with those that may disagree.