(Darren Wilson) “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:15-16).
Growing up as an evangelical Christian, we didn’t spend a whole lot of time hanging out in the book of Revelation. There was a lot of weird stuff in there that seemed next to impossible to figure out, but on the occasion that we were told to turn in our Bibles to Revelation, you could be fairly certain on where you were heading. Chapters 2 and 3 in Revelations deal with God’s messages to the early churches, and while there’s a lot of good stuff there, whenever someone wanted to drop the hammer of conviction on the crowd, they’d usually turn to the message for the church in Laodicea. The lynchpin was always the verse quoted above, and the meaning was heavily implied—if you’re not all in with God, then He’s got a problem with you. READ MORE