Revelation 20:4 (ESV) Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
We’re speaking of an ever-increasing pressure to live in a very compromised manner within this world. As believers, we also find ourselves under this ever-increasing pressure from within and without the so-called Church. The pressure to compromise will increasingly show itself forth with consequences to match, for those who refuse to submit to the power of compromise and tolerance. However, where sin abounds, God’s grace much more abounds.