The Book of Revelation #10
Laodecia was a city known for its banking and trading. So wealthy it was that when a major earthquake struck it down before 70 A.D. Laodicea rebuilt itself without requesting aid from the Emperor.
The Church of Laodicea receives the worst rebuke: it is neither hot nor cold. Generally, readers of Scripture understand these two words hot and cold as referring to the internal disposition of the faithful: "hot" means alive with faith, and "cold" means turning away from God and being upset with Him, or something equivalent. Lukewarm is interpreted to mean indifferent. This is a typical case of injecting into the Scripture a meaning that is simply not there. The meaning of these words is entirely different.
We complete our study of the letter to Philadelphia and then cover Laodicea.
- God wants us to do something for His glory. Always.
- Are we blind to our sins?
- Can we understand God's love outside the covenant?
- Can we enter Heaven without being constantly watchful? If so how can we be constantly watchful without our guardian angel?