V. 19- 9 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.” This verse reminds me of a news report of a pastor or priest who decided to live a year without God. He did so, and after that year decided he didn’t need God anymore. I can’t believe he belonged to God in the first place. Trying to live without God for a year after having been a child of God would be like trying to live a year without breathing.