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American Churches Are Laodicea

Aren't American Protestant churches really Laodicea? Most members are mere spectators. Sermons are watered down for fear of reduced contributions to debt ridden organizations. Rock bands and chant songs are used to keep youth attending. No real leadership for whole Bible study. What should we do?

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Rob, you wrote this:

Nicole Lacey, I was born and raised in the United States and went to Medical School here with two degrees.--Rob on 10/20/16

You keep telling us about your college degrees, but you are VERY VAGUE.

Tell us, are you claiming to be a Medical Physician from a Medical School?

Not a PhD, but a MD?
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/21/16

Come home to the Catholic Church
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/16/16

True Steveng. But many who claim to be Christians love themselves. Not others.

Agreed aservent.

I pray for my local church and world church. Only GOD can help.

---Samuelbb7 on 10/9/16

Aren't American Protestant churches really Laodicea?
- Most members are mere spectators.
- Sermons are watered down . . .
- Rock bands and chant songs are used . . .
- No real leadership for whole Bible study.

What should we do?

2Chr 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves,
and pray,
and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

ONLY Spirit-filled Christians can get this fixed. ONLY we are His people. Rom 8:9
---aservant on 10/8/16

YES, YES, YES! Absolutely.

And, sadly ironic, how, of all countries with Churches, America has the most Church buildings, the most Christian Book Stores, the most copies of Holy Bibles, and the most freedom (so far!) to access these things, and yet, she is the most anemic of all Churches across the Earth.

Full of sin, laziness and apathy towards GOD and HIS Kingdom Work on Earth.

I've been no super-Saint myself, by no means, I have faltered MANY TIMES, but, even I can see this tragedy!

We are past the Philadelphian Church Age, and have long-past entered into the Laodicean Church age.
---Gordon on 10/8/16

Christians ARE the church, not a building or denomination. Satan has had over two thousand years to infiltrate and divide christiandom up into over sixty thousand man-made, worldly denominations each having their own rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible. Is Christ divided?

Christianity is a personal lifestyle having only one rule: to love (as in the verb form). The bible is full of examples and Jesus sets the ultimate example. Unfortunately, love is quickly evaporating from the earth. Love is an easy rule, but difficult to apply especially in today's world.
---Steveng on 10/7/16

Sad but true Michele.

I agree most who claim to be Christian. Don't live to honor GOD.
---Samuelbb7 on 10/7/16

Jesus said follow me. Jesus is the Word of God. No compromise. If you are alone as Elijah thought he was, then so be it.
---Kirk on 10/7/16

A slice of Laodicea.

"God creates people, and gives them the ability to create more. So everything in creation is essentially unfinished, God leaves the world unfinished, and invites people to take part in the ongoing creation of the world. Now, when you create, you always run the risk that what youve created, wont turn out how you wanted it to, it may go a different direction, it may not be everything you intended it to be. It may veer off course, and it may break your heart"
---Michelle on 3/3/08

New Age re-emerges in the emergent church.

We participate with God in the creation of the world? This is New Age teaching. The idea that we are co-creators with God is a key tenant of New Age belief. "We are all co-creators with God. God needs us to carry his creation forward."
The new age movement believes that God is ultimately good, and has an unconditional love for humanity.
"Believe in whatever you like, simply add Jesus to it."
---Michelle on 3/3/08

Yor right there Jack..but heyyy friends...if you dont know what to do, Join us, we are a loving Bible based Adventist church who welcomes anyone who wishes to join us. Try it and be free of your confusions about biblical things you dont understand for we will explain with you right from the truth of God. C'mon try it. Go to one near you..
---jana on 4/26/07

It is very easy to point the finger at others' real or perceived faults and say, "Oh, look at them. They are a Laodicean church."

But when you point your index finger at someone, you have three pointing back at yourself!

Better to examine YOURSELF carefully and make sure YOU are not Laodicea.
---Jack on 4/24/07

How can American churches be Laodicean? I think it is wrong to lump them all together, there are similar churchs to each of the Churches John's recored Revelation of Jesus mentioned. I've visted churches that resemble each of those churches. I think what we need to remember is that these cycles have revolved a few times in Church History (Hence the Reformation) Yes I do think that we are on the dawn of a new church age, where the cycle will revolve again. I don't think its the End but the end of this age.
---Jared on 11/2/06

I agree with this blog. We need to become more responisble for our own study of the word. American's rely to much on what man says. They don't dig into the Word and let the holy spirit teach them all truth.
---Marta on 11/2/06

If we are indeed in the Laodicean church age what is the responsibility of a Christian as regards that fact?
---mima on 10/24/06

I don't believe the message was meant to be so discriminating as to "American" vs world wide. I do believe we are in the Laodicean Church Age (i.e. the last/endtime age) but I believe it is throughout the world rather than a select area. I also believe it is NOT churches by name but people by attitude toward God and each other. Those who would rather "play" church will be in THAT number.
---mikefl on 10/21/06

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A cult is a church down the street from your church.
---Shiela on 10/21/06

#1 Yes we are in the Laodicea church age. What true belivers need to do is to seek discipleship and fellowship with others that hunger and thirst for righteousness and always seek God's will in our lives. Be obedient to the voice of the Good Shepherd and be submissive to the Holy Spirit. This will strengthen your testimony to the lost and you will be a good servant planting seeds so the master can reap where He has not sown.
---Ryan on 10/21/06

#2 Be a prepared virgin and keep your oil handy, produce good fruit and be pruned, share your talents. God bless you brother.
---Ryan on 10/21/06

It is Biblically wrong to make sermons to please people because they give contributions. The Church should be a place of worship by believers who have given their lives to God and are recognised as Children of God. Salvation though a gift should be that standard or yard stick to measure the position of all church attendants
---Ndim_Bernard on 10/21/06

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