I have said that the time is now to speak up. But only when called to and impressed by the Holy Spirit. Our words when backed by the Spirit of GOD will torment man to his own insanity. The Truth and Goodnews of Jesus Christ is the game changer and the end game to their world of self righteous iniquity. Here is a great example.
And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. >>>Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. <<< When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
I like the LOGOS interpretation of verse 33. “But when they heard this, they were infuriated and were resolving to kill them.” This is how you go after these kinds of people. The Truth about their sins. Notice it’s the 33rd verse.
Now how did this end? The apostles were beaten. Are you ready to suffer for Christ’s sake? Or are you ready to take up the sword and then die by the sword? The mouth is mightier than your gun. Trust me. Evil begats evil. If you don’t feel like the Spirit of GOD is enough to protect you, then do what you may.
“And they were persuaded by him, and when they called the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and released them. Then they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing because they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the name of Jesus. And daily in the temple, and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus the Christ.”