Have you ever reprimanded a stranger? How did it go?
A little boy was fingering the loose strawberries in the grocery store. I expressed my concern to the mother who became FURIOUS!
How do you think it would go if you criticized a looter? Or …. ?
Throughout the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New, prophets, apostles, others, and Jesus lost their lives for pointing out sin.
This is not to prevent you from doing so, because sometimes we are called to speak out. But we do need to be aware that some people love their sin (and approve of the sins of others.)
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)
… although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:32)
We are living in dark days.
Praise God, though. He told us what would be happening, and we know the glorious end.