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).
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck” (The Duck Test).
Daffy Duck for President: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6zrtUEXMQ4
But God says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:9-11, 17,18).