I often blame Christian’s for many problems that exist today. Christian’s have sat back and slowly watch as protection of the law was given to those things directly spoken about as sinful in God’s word.
That’s nothing new. Other civilizations and societies have also done likewise. And they all collapsed.
In His condemnation of the seventh church of Revelation, Jesus said,
“These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Rev 3:14-16
This lukewarmness has to be directed toward all that is God! Why else would He be upset with His church.
When Jesus walked among us there were only two groups that He came against and called hypocritical.
Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisee’s and the Sadducee’s. Matt 16:6
These two groups were the “faithful” of God – the religious society of His day. While He did not excuse the sin of anyone, He often visited the house of “sinners” and ate with them. He allowed a prostitute to wash His feet with her tears and dry them with her hair.
His association with the common people shows that God does care and love them.
He cared for and loved the religious hierarchy too but their actions were against all that God’s word stood for.
And there were some Pharisee’s that did accept Jesus as the Messiah and Savior.
To the Pharisee He said,
Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. Matt 23:26
The Pharisee’s and Sadducee’s were very intent at following the Law and doing what they thought was right according to the Law and the writings of the rabbi’s.
But they were lukewarm and uncaring toward the “sinful people” that need the love, forgiveness, and salvation offered by the Lord.
Likewise, many Christian’s become like a Pharisee with quoting scripture and condemning sin but are very lukewarm with real love and concern for those that need the love, forgiveness, and salvation offered by the Lord Jesus.
Jesus solution is given.
I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Rev 3:18-19