This morning I woke up with these phrases from Jesus' words and Isaiah's warnings ringing through my mind: "even the very elect shall be deceived" and "woe unto those who call good evil and evil good, who put darkness for light and light for darkness". I will be studying these passages.
I believe that this is happening now in ways that far too many of "the elect", are tragically blind to. I believe that Jesus understood that it would happen, many, many times in the centuries that would follow, and knowing that he knew, I will turn to his counsel as I navigate this time.
I mourn, but I do not abandon hope in Christ. I will continue to stand firm in what he has taught, continue to be a voice for it, support those who comprehend it, and pray to be able to ever fight against hate, fear, disdain, dismissiveness or pride that may threaten to invade my own heart and mind as I do so.