Hot or Cold

This week we’ve been reading a number of statements from people who don’t consider the Bible to be trustworthy or inspired, yet still consider themselves Christians. The thing is, these people don’t realize their beliefs about the Bible demand that they abandon their Christianity. If the one source in which God reveals himself to man is unable to do just that, then they have no other means of by which to understand God. Rather they base their understanding of scripture on modern thought or their own opinion. Though they claim the Bible has some relevance, when everything is viewed through a lens that transforms everything into their opinion they could use any source, or none at all to stick with this same position. Yet they don’t abandon the faith the intellectually they have.

Though I understand why they don’t. There is a connection, emotional, relational our otherwise with the church. Their identity is wrapped up in it’s culture. But they also wan’t to be accepted by those in intellectual circles who deny the divinity of the BIble. And they want to be free from any guilt of any cherished sins. So they straddle the line between faith and atheism, though their philosophy demands they leave the faith. This make them difficult people to reach as they think they are alright by God, and unwilling to change. It would be better if they left the church and truly recognize this that they might feel need of it again.

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” – Revelation 3.15,16


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