The Soon Coming Fires of Persecution

“And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” Matt. 10:36

Can you imagine that the members of your own household will betray you to the civil authorities? You will be arrested based upon the testimonies of members of your own family!

The Word of God predicts that children shall cause their parents “to be put to death.” If God had not said it, it would be unbelievable.

“A great portion of the wicked were greatly enraged, as they suffered the effects of the plagues. It was a scene of fearful agony.
Parents were bitterly reproaching their children, and children reproaching their parents, brothers their sisters, and sisters their brothers. Loud wailing cries were heard in every direction, It was you who kept me from receiving the truth, which would have saved me from this awful hour.

The people turned upon the ministers with bitter hate, and reproached them, telling them, You have not warned us. You told us all the world was to be converted, and cried, Peace, peace, to quiet every fear that was aroused. You have not told us of this hour, and those who warned us of it you said were fanatics, and evil men, who would ruin us.

But the ministers, I saw, did not escape the wrath of God. Their sufferings were ten-fold greater than their people’s.”
Great Controversy, Chapter 35

God’s people will be falsely accused of the most dreadful crimes and declared to be the cause of great calamities—famine, diseases, earthquakes, and global warming. They will became the objects of hatred and suspicion, informers will stand ready, to betray them.

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