"If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet." (Matthew 10:14 NIV)
"And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them." (Mark 6:11 NIV)
"If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."(Luke 9:5 NIV)
In Luke's accounts, we find the practice of this doctrine:
"Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near." (Luke 10:11 NIV)
"So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium." (Acts 13:51 NIV)
Are there some hopeless cases? Are some people beyond redemption and restoration? What becomes of those left behind in the dust?