I Peter 4:17. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”
Peter was speaking to the people of his day. He was also speaking to all believers down through the ages, including us. We who claim the Name of Christ today are beginning to see the judgment of God upon His church. The enemies of God and His church do what they do in the name of freedom, but that freedom does not extend to believers. We have quietly stepped back when God was banned from the classrooms of our nation. We stepped back again when the then-existing Supreme Court, in their activism, made abortion the law of the land. We continue to step back when teachers groom our children, convincing them that transgenderism is normal, hiding their activities from parents. I can’t help but wonder if we have stepped back once too often, falling into a chasm of no return.
God WILL judge the church for what we have tolerated; for submissively being quiet when we should have stood shoulder to shoulder to resist those who hate Him and His church.
But the judgment we will experience is nothing compared to that of those who hate God.