Twenty Signs of a Lukewarm Christian (Newsletter 2-12 Blog)

By Martyn Ballestero Sr.

“Unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 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. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:14-20).

How do you know if you’re lukewarm?

  1. when the story of Calvary doesn’t make you cry
  2. when sin doesn’t bother you
  3. when you find it comfortable to miss church services
  4. when your prayer life is non-existent or empty
  5. when you leave your only Bible at church
  6. when tithing is a sacrifice for you
  7. when worship is an effort
  8. when saying amen to the preaching is uncomfortable
  9. when you seek God only when you are in desperate need
  10. when you no longer witness
  11. when you look for loopholes in your church’s standards
  12. when you love pleasure more than you love God
  13. when your giving is from your leftovers and not your firstfruits
  14. when you want to miss Hell, but not enough to change how you live
  15. when you are worried more about man’s approval than God’s approval
  16. when you feel no inward response to preaching
  17. when criticizing your pastor, the church, and holiness comes easy
  18. when Satan doesn’t bother fighting you
  19. when you no longer weep over lost souls
  20. when thoughts of the coming of the Lord don’t excite you

Are you lukewarm?