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"The Danger of Casual Christianity"

“Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:16 – NKJV). To be a lukewarm Christian nauseates Jesus. He will not tolerate it. This truth raises great concerns in a society that views spiritual matters with mediocrity.

Acording to Jesus Himself, a casual approach to things like worship, Bible Study, and in general, being about our Heavenly Father’s business, meets with Divine rejection.

We all have our “comfort zones,” and it seems we are unwilling to step out of them even when it concerns preparation for eternity. We may go to worship, as long as it doesn’t interfere with something else we would rather do; we may study the Bible, if there isn’t something good on TV; and we may even inquire about a hurting soul, as long as it doesn’t mean getting involved.

Generally, we have pleasant things to say about the church, the Bible, and we put forth a little effort to be somewhat of a moral person, but that is as deep as our spiritual commitment goes. “With their lips they honor Me, but their heart is far from Me” (Matthew 15:8).

If we want to hear Jesus say, “Well done thou good and faithful servant,” (Matthew 25:21), we will have to “do well” in this life. Doing well means rising above a casual commitment to the will of God. Jesus urges, “Therefore, be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19).

Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.

Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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