Anyone who does not think that this current elite are for Christ and the Gospel has not been paying attention. They are ignorant: they demand that we water to Gospel to their standards, or that we are silent.
And they have always been like this. They have always been of the synagogue of Satan.
We were not sent out into fields of peace. We were sent into a battle.
5 These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. 9 Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts, 10 no bag for your journey, nor two tunics nor sandals nor a staff, for the labourer deserves his food. 11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. 12 As you enter the house, greet it. 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. 15 Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgement for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
I think it is worth a quick aside: the Jews have always been hard headed, and they often control the system. As Big Gay Steve used to say — the progressive and rainbow movement is always controlled by some Jewish invert, generally miserable. The secular Jews despise the religious, and the religious despise those who come to Christ. But in every generation, some have come, beginning with these disciples.
But the appeals to the authorities have always happened. Pray that you are spared, but if the hatey mob comes for you, preach Christ to you dying breath.
You have one job, and that is to give God the glory.
1. Steve would have been blunter. Much blunter.