life centre church adelaide

life centre church adelaide

LUKEWARM CHRISTIAN

 

LAODECIAN

 

REV. 3/14-22

 

The lukewarm christian is a spineless, uncommitted, unconvinced, unconverted, (Luke 22/32), excuse making, lover of ease and comfort, (2 Tim. 3/4), bouncing between the “things of this world”, (1 John 2/15-16), and Jesus, “halting between two opinions”, (1 Kings 18/21), doubleminded, (Ja. 1/8), who lurks in the shadows of mediocrity, won`t “walk in the light”, (1 John 1/7, John 3/19-20),  always walking the moderate line, middle of the road philosophy, unthreatening in their witness of “The Gospel”, uncontroversial, “denying the power thereof”, (2 Tim. 3/5, Math. 5/13-16, Mk. 9/50, Luke 14/33-35, ), have donned the religious habit of church on Sunday, prayer meeting on Friday night, Bible study on Wednesday night, (Mk. 7/6-9),  who go about their business on Monday to Friday as if nothing extraordinary has happened to them in life, appear to be no different to the unsaved infidels they work with, live with, do not wish to upset anybody, offend them, put them offside, because they don`t want confrontation, rejection, (Math. 10/35-39, Luke 12/51-53, 14/26-27), be thought of as church going, Bible bashing wowsers, Jesus freaks, (Mk. 8/38, Luke 9/26, Math. 10/33, Tit. 1/16), will not hesitate to go to parties, movies, outings, go on dates, play sport with, be companions, friends with the unbelievers, pagans, infidels, (Ja. 4/4, 2 Cor. 6/14-18, Eph. 5/11-12), cannot handle the thought of being “hated of all men for my name`s sake”, cannot accept that to follow Christ, it will cost you everything, INCLUDING YOUR LIFE, Math. (16/21-23), blend in with whomever they are keeping company with, “chameleon” in their dress and attitude toward others, abhor the thought of being, “peculiar”, appearing strange, different, to those in the world, chase material gain, and think once they have their comfort zone built, that`s it, “I must be blessed”, (Rev. 3/17), would rather go to church on Sunday, AND BE ENTERTAINED THAN TO WORSHIP AND EXPRESS LOVE AND OBEDIENCE TO THE KING OF KINGS, CANNOT HANDLE REBUKE, REPROOF, (Ps. 104/7, Pro. 13/1, Pro. 1/25,30), SHY AWAY FROM ANYONE, OR ANYTHING THAT EXUDES EVEN A HINT OF “THE LIGHT”, “THE TRUTH”, RUNS AND HIDES FROM ANYONE WHO, “SPEAKS THE TRUTH IN LOVE”, (for their sake), RUNS FROM THE ONE WHO WOULD DARE TO UPSET THEIR COMFORT ZONE, MOVE THE SAND FROM UNDER THEIR FEET, (MATH. 7/26), LET THEM KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN DECEIVING THEMSELVES ABOUT THEIR SPIRITUAL CONDITION WITH THE LORD CHRIST, ARGUES, FIGHTS, CONTENDS, (1 COR. 1/11, HAB. 1/3),  REBELS, STUMBLES, (1 PET. 2/6-8),WHEN TRUTH IS PRESENTED TO THEM, CANNOT HANDLE BEING TOLD (HEB. 12/20), THEY ARE, “CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE”, ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT LOVERS OF THE CHRIST, “LOVING NOT THEIR OWN LIVES UNTO DEATH”, (REV. 12/11), ALWAYS DON THE PRETENCE OF, “I`M ALRIGHT JACK”, I`M OK WITH THE LORD”, ALWAYS EXUDE THE VENEER OF BEING A MATURE CHRISTIAN, (MATH. 23/27-28), DON`T STEP ON MY TOES, TURF, I DON`T NEED CHASTENING, SHAKING, (HEB. 12/8), LOOKING FOR RECOGNITION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND A PROMOTION AS SUCH IN THE FELLOWSHIP, LOOKING FOR THE APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCEOF OTHERS, (JOHN 5/43-44), AND.. IS.. DEFINATELY MOST COMFORTABLE WITH THOSE OF THE SAME ILK, USUALLY FOUND IN THE STINKING PIG PEN WITH ALL THE OTHER HYPOCRITES, HIDING IN THE RELIGIOUS, INSTITUTIONALISED ABOMINATIONS, FUNNY LITTLE CLUBS, CLIQUES, CULTS, SECTS, THAT INVENT AND APPLY POLICIES, RULES OF CONDUCT, (MATH. 23/4), MODE OF OPERATION, DON`T JUDGE, DON`T “NAME NAMES”, DON`T GET UPSET, DON`T EXPOSE THE FAKES, THE IMPOSTERS, THE CHARLATANS, DON`T BE ANGRY, (EPH. 4/26), DON`T, DON`T, DON`T, DON`T, (GAL. 4/9-10, COL. 2/8, 20-23), ALWAYS BE HAPPY, POSITIVE, FEIGN LOVE FOR EVERYONE, (2 PET. 2/3, 1 JOHN 3/18), (even though they don`t know them), ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANY OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE, POPULARISE THEIR RELIGIOUS TOTEM POLE TO THE UNBELIEVERS, WOULD RATHER GLEAN THE INFIDEL`S APPROVAL, RECOMMENDATION FOR THEIR INSTITUTIONALISED ABOMINATION, LOOKING FOR MEN TO “SPEAK WELL OF THEM”, (LUKE 6/26), IGNORE THOSE WHO ARE WARNING THEM, HAVE “STOPPED THEIR EARS TO THE TRUTH”, (ACTS 7/57), CANNOT IMPOSE THEIR CHARACTER, PERSONALITY, NATURE INTO ANY GIVEN SITUATION, WISHFUL THINKERS, WISH I COULD BES, WANNABES, IF ONLYERS, BELIEVERS OF FABLES, FAIRY TALES, (2 TIM. 4/4),”TOSSED TO AND FRO, AND CARRIED ABOUT WITH EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE”, (EPH. 4/14), ONLY HEAR, SEE AND BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT TO, (MATH. 13/13-14, MK. 4/12, LUKE 8/10), ONLY WANT TO HEAR THAT WHICH JUSTIFIES, ENCOURAGES THEIR SICKENING CONDITION, “HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS”, (2 TIM. 4/3), ARE “LOVERS OF THEIR OWNSELVES, COVETOUS, BOASTERS, PROUD, BLASPHEMERS, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, UNTHANKFUL, UNHOLY, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, TRUCEBREAKERS, FALSE ACCUSERS, INCONTINENT, FIERCE, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD, TRAITORS, HEADY, HIGH MINDED, LOVERS OF PLEASURESMORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD”; (2 TIM. 3/2-4), WILL DEFINITELY NOT COME TO THE LIGHT, BECAUSE THEY HAVE BUILT A “GROVE” IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR OWN HEDGED UP LIVES, WHERE NOBODY CAN INFRINGE INTO THEIR “OCCASION TO THE FLESH”, (GAL. 5/13), WHERE THEY CAN INDULGE IN THEIR LUST FOR FORNICATION, ADULTERY, PORNOGRAPHY, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, GAMBLING, PLEASURE, AWAY FROM THE EYES AND EARS OF, OTHERS,  THEIR PIERS,……….ABSOLUTE PRETENDERS, FAKES, LIARS, …..TARDY, LUKEWARM, IDOLATROUS, VACILLATING HYPOCRITES,……WHO BLOW WITH THE WINDS OF POPULAR CONCENSUS WHO JUDGE BY OUTWARD APPEARANCE: (JOHN 7/24, 2 COR. 5/12,10/7), LIARS, FAKES, IMPOSTERS, ACTORS,  HYPOCRITES,…………THOSE WHO ARE INDIFFERENT,………………

 

…………………………..NEITHER COLD NOR HOT!………………………………………….

BOREDOM AND INDIFFERENCE ARE THE HALL MARK OF THE LUKEWARM CHURCH, THE LEADERSHIP OF WHICH ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO PRESENT TO THEIR CONGREGATIONS TO ENTICE, EXCITE, EG SINGING ITEMS, BANDS PERFORMING, DRAMA GROUPS, MOVIES, OUTINGS, BREAKFASTS, CONVENTIONS, DINNERS, SINGLES NIGHTS ETC; FALSE PROPHETS ABOUND, (AND ARE NURTURED BY SAME LEADERSHIP BECAUSE THEIR LIES EXCITE, GENERATE INTEREST), FALSELY PROPHESING  GOD WILL DO A “NEW” THING, PROPHESING, GREAT REVIVALS, HEALTH, WEALTH AND HAPPINESS, PEACE, WITH PROPHECIES THAT GO ON FOR DAYS AT A TIME; THE LEADERSHIP ARE ALWAYS INSTIGATING NEW PROGRAMMES, PLANS, TRYING TO GET THE FOLK INVOLVED, FIRED UP, IN WHAT THEY MISTAKENLY THINK ARE “FAITH WORKS”, ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PROMOTE, POPULARISE, MARKET “THEIR” CHURCH TO THE WIDER COMMUNITY AT LARGE, “MARRY” IN THEIR ACTIVITIES WITH THOSE OF THE UNBELIEVERS, GIVE THE IMPRESSION TO ONE ANOTHER THAT THEY ARE HOT, ON FIRE, BUT ARE DELUDED, DECEIVED: THE HIGHLIGHT OF THESE CHURCH SERVICES IS THE FINISH, THE FOLKVACATE THE BUILDING IN 2 SECONDS FLAT, ARE MORE EXCITED BY THE BBQ, SUNDAY LUNCH, THE TRIP TO THE BEACH, WATCHING THE GRAND FINAL, THE CRICKET, BEING THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR DAY: THIS CHURCH IS FULL OF RITUAL FORMALITY, ESTABLISHING “TRADITIONS OF MEN”, FAST BACKSLIDING INTO APOSTACY: THE LEADERSHIP “FEIGN” THE ANOINTING, THE PRESENCE OF GOD, AND HAVE A HUGE FOLLOWING, ARE POPULAR, DO OPERATE, MOVE IN SOME OF “THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT”, HAVE BEEN “ENLIGHTENED, TASTED OF THE HEAVENLY GIFT, MADE PARTAKERS OF THE HOLY GHOST, TASTED OF THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, AND THE POWERS OF THE WORLD TO COME”: HEB. 6/4-5. ( THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL FLAG FILES HIGH OVER THESE CHURCHES): A MOST POPULAR CHURCH INDEED WITH THE MASSES WHO LOVE COMFORT, AND “STOP THEIR EARS TO THE TRUTH”:

 

WHOM JESUS SAYS,…”I WILL SPUE YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH”: REV. 3/16.

Is it any wonder that churches have dimmed the lighting, it makes these fakes, these compromisers of Holy Truth,………… feel comfortable, at ease, unthreatened,

……………..LURKING IN THE SHADOWS,…….OF MEDIOCRITY:……………

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR PASTOR SAUCE?…. IS THIS YOU AND YOUR CHURCH?……………………………….. (now be careful how you answer this to yourself ):

IF REPENTANCE IS NOT FORTHCOMING, WILL BE JOINED TO “THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN”: REV. 2/9, 3/9, 2 THES. 2/10-12:

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COVETOUS CHRISTIAN

 

PERGAMOS

 

REV. 2/12-17

 

Simple to spot, one who loves and chases money, wants to be rich, (1 Tim. 6/9-10), is covetous, (Luke 12/15, Math. 6/24, luke 16/13), churches that conduct business, (2 Tim. 4-5), merchandise in the name of The Lord, (John 2/15-17, Math. 21/12-13, Mk. 11/15-17), and concoct doctrines to justify their actions, (Math. 15/9, Mk. 7/7, Col. 2/22, Rev. 2/15, 2/6), would be believers, who, would rather “fill their bellies”, (Phil. 3/19, Ro. 16/18), (do have a deliberate direction to follow Christ and not “deny His name”), pouting the “blab and grab it” spiel, “name it and claim it”, the positive confession it`s OK, God wants you to be rich routine, POUTING THE EXCREMENT OF THE PROSPERITY DOCTRINE: EVERYTHING ABOUT THESE CHURCHES OOZES WITH THE IMAGE THAT THE WORLD HAS OF PROSPERITY AND SUCCESS: AGAIN, A HUGE CONGREGATION IS EVIDENT, WHERE HEB. 6/4-5 APPLIES: (AGAIN, THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL FLAG FLUTTERS), TAKES OFFENCE WHEN THE TRUTH IS REVEALED TO THEM, AND WILL VEHEMENTLY DEFEND THEIR HERESY: ALSO HEAVILY POPULATED WITH HERETICS, WHO “STOP THEIR EARS TO THE TRUTH” ALWAYS CHASING MONEY:

 

NO WONDER JESUS WILL FIGHT AGAINST THEM WITH THE SWORD (THE WORD) OF HIS MOUTH:

 

WHAT SAY YOU PASTOR SAUCE? IS THIS YOU AND YOUR CHURCH?

AGAIN, IF REPENTANCE IS NOT FORTHCOMING, WILL BECOME PART OF THE “SYNAGOGUE OF