God promised judgment would first begin with us – His Church. So how did our pastor, our very own deathstarr, get to operate in a church purported to be a Bible-believing faction of truth? How did a man with a sordid, deceitful record as youth pastor in California, end up squirreled away in a place as far as the east coast is from the west coast? By creeping. Yes, just plain old stealthy, secretive creeping (2 Timothy 3). And the complicit silence of his own family and the few associate pastors he let in on the secret. But as the undiscovered menace gnawed away – he became more determined to silence any and all who would seek to reveal its deadly ray. Hence, the catastrophic destruction leveled at individuals who refuse to submit to his divine decrees.
But God says, “But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36). “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” (1 Peter 4:17).