Imagine what large church buildings, large congregations and the praise of men do to one’s ego? This is why you have people running around today equating popularity and power to being blessed by God and therefore they must be speaking the truth.
When all is said and done, the truth was never popular, and people who conveyed the truth were even less popular, and it’s because of this reason that God always has a remnant in each dispensation.
Remnants are residues, they’re a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed. In this instance the greater part would have fallen away. (Still saved though).
Put this into today’s context with respect to sound Pauline truth. Today we have a myriad of Grace Churches which are conformed to the world along with their preachers, it cannot possibly be any other way because a Church will never be able to rise above it’s Pastor, just as a corporation can never rise above its Managing Director or CEO.