I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately… lukewarm Christianity that is…
Revelation 3:16 says, ” So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
At our last Wednesday night prayer service (2 week ago). Our pastor lead the service last week. He spoke of Ezra 9. Ezra tore his garments at the news of the sinfulness occurring in Israel. He fell on his face in repentance for the sin of Israel.
Sunday morning, his son led our class in thoughts about Psalm 110. He mentioned that this was once the most memorized passage of Scripture. It is filled with the Greatness of the Lord! After that, Psalm 23 was the most quoted passage, then John 3:16 Now… Judge not….
Generation Cedar had a wonderful post about Job…He feared God and shunned evil.
This verse goes right along with what I’ve been thinking.
This last Sunday, one of our deacons led Sunday School. He spoke of humility. Again! His class went right along with my thoughts on being lukewarm.
Does the church fear God and, does it shun evil?
Overall I’d have to say the answer is NO! In fact, many churches welcome evil. They call it by different names.
I have relatives claiming Christ, that embrace those living a homosexual lifestyle in the name of compassion.
There is a church in Wichita, KS that apparently embraces abortion, because they had an abortion doctor that was a member, until he was unjustly murdered himself.
There are those that preach love without God’s justice. Yes! Hell is a very real place. God does not lie, and He speaks about it in His Word. He is a PERFECTLY just Creator. Not like people. Sometimes it’s hard for us to think outside that box. We don’t like to think of eternal damnation, but that doesn’t change the facts.
We want our rights! Anything we say can be taken as a legitimate offense against anyone!
We think we are living righteous lives… but in reality, I think that is nearly impossible in this culture, in this society…no matter how humble we are, no matter how much we simplify our lives (which seems to be the newest fad), we still have so much more than so many around the world. And the Word says it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom (Matthew 19:24)