My New Oxford American Dictionary defines “Gestapo” as such:
“The German secret police under Nazi rule. It ruthlessly suppressed opposition to the Nazis in Germany and occupied Europe and sent Jews and others to concentration camps. From 1936 it was headed by Heinrich Himmler”
I want to highlight, “It ruthlessly suppressed opposition.” That is exactly what this “gestapo” is doing. They want to silence anyone who thinks and behaves differently from them. It is not just bigoted homosexuals that make up this gestapo; it is the whole-complex of the bigoted media, educational institutions, and the left in the government.
There are eerie parallels between the growing hatred and persecution of Jews in the 1930s in Germany and the criminalization of Christianity in America today.
Here are the stages: Disagree with Christians -> Ridicule Christians -> Ostracize Christians -> Persecute Christians -> Eliminate Christians.
In just the last few years, we have entered stage 3. Stage 4 and 5 are coming very soon.
A few years ago I could not gauge this, but I can now see within two years that a Bible-Believing church will not be allowed to meet publicly for worship. Given this, churches may want to begin posturing for home churches and, of course, preparing for persecution.
Difficult times are coming for God’s people.
“If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.” (John 15:18-19)
(Related article: http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/03/coercing-social-acceptance.html )