God knows our deeds, and our virtue signalling will not save us. There are too many people who consider that compromise with the world is reasonable, because it gets you power now. Denying the word of Christ will indeed give you instant credibility and power and respect, but it is a a false thing, done by liars. It is fake tinsel on tinsel.
Under test, it falls over.
Uncle Cappy knows this. Live for the people around you. The honour you are offered will tarnish, and the riches offered are false. Note that those who have only politics have less than nothing.
For while Boomers and X'ers did vote for Reagan, or at least weren't looking to get people fired for having a different opinion on the internet, the Millennials have doubled down, in spades, with all that and a bag of chips on socialism. And though Trump is president, in their personal lives and the parts of their lives that matter most - love - younger generations have made their socialist politics ALL they have in their lives. Young women do not put men at the center of their lives, because that would not be being a proper women or feminist. Men have retreated from their traditional duty to provide and support their theoretical wives/families because...well...why would they? That's the government's job. And they're all more focused on being good environmentalists, supporting the right causes, eating only farm to table, and recycling than they are being the best person they can be to the best person they can find in their lives. All the Millennials have is their politics, not love, not even comradery, which is kind of like not only take a fish out of water, but chucking it into outer space.
The political activists will stoop and nothing. Jurdith Collins husband likes shitopsting memes about his wife's enemies? He's misogynist! She must shun him! Off with his head!.
Such people are consumed with power, and would deny anyone who is not o their program a place to stand, They would close every dood.
But the God we worship is not like that.
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
8 ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
If is not our status. It is not our worldly power. It is Christ. He chooses peopel who were deeply trapped in habits of destruction and brings them to Christ. It is not our doing, it is the work of God.
The synagogue of Satan? It's worth noting that the Jews who turn from God move to progressive causes, and become fanatically opposed to any mention of God or religion or their nation. They hate the God of Israel, but they hate his son and Christendom worse. They make up a fair amount of the BLM activist base, as they made up the Bulk of Bolsheviks a century ago.
They have rejected the faith of their fathers for progressivism.
But in this time, in this season, as these progrressive people are scared of a virus whose death rate they over estimated, there is a window in which the Church can perservere and prcliam the name of Christ.
Our claims to virtue will not save us. But Christ will.