Or Have We Become the Church in Laodicea?
Here is what the Apostle John wrote to a congregation in Laodicea, Turkey – which back then was considered one of the strongest churches: “Because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth! For you say, ‘I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing.’ And you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked.” Yes, that’s America, says Sweet: “With atheists becoming more strategic in championing their godless worldview, the increasing reticence of Christians to engage in faith-oriented conversations assumes heightened significance. Why would a Christian be reticent about living and sharing his faith in Jesus Christ? Could it be because neither the Word nor the Lord is real to them? And could that be because the doctrine presented to most Christians is illogical, self-contradictory, confusing, bland or unmotivating?”