For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them Ablaze (TM), says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.--Malachi 6:1 (ESV, slightly revised)
I found this reading this past Sunday to be quite ironic considering the state of this buerocracy we mistake for a synod. However, this leads me right into another point: interpreting scripture in light of recent events, which is exactly what I did above. Premillennial Dispensationalism often uses this ridiculous hermenutic to interpret scripture as unfolding before our eyes rather than looking at scripture Christologically.