When members get psychologically abused and seduced it makes you wonder what went wrong. I think people really needed to appreciate real elders in their church. Not 20 something year Olds but true, wise ,stable, level headed elders. Timothy talks about the importance of that
We have some Street preachers here who started off zealously and preaching the word and trying to live good, honest lives. ..They started a church and it was going good. Growing with new believers and people repenting and being born again. I assume it was pride that allowed Satan to work in their church.