Earlier this week an elderly man destroyed a brand new statue of the ten commandments. Initial media reports suggested that this might have been part of a car accident. After further investigation it was uncovered that this destruction was posted on Facebook Live. In fact this was the second religious statue this man had destroyed, If this attack was aimed at any other politically correct religious symbol, the liberal media would have been outraged. Unfortunately, the God hypocrisy caused this story to be buried or omitted completely.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! – Revelation 3:15
Prior to the attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. on September 11th, 2001, God was being pushed out of American culture. The Bible, prayer and religious freedom were being kicked to the curb, discarded like old possessions at a garage sale. Following 9/11, Major League Baseball decided to let God back in by singing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. Meanwhile, more people attended worship centers on the Sunday after 9/11 than ever before or since. Unfortunately, when good times return God is usually one of the first relationships to be placed on the back burner.
So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth, Revelation 3:16.
If God would have a letter commissioned to the United States of America today it would be similar to the church in Laodicea. At some point, individuals develop an on again off again relationship with God. This unhealthy habit breeds a lukewarm spirit where people use God as a crutch leaning on Him in times of trouble. Anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ yet exhibits an inconsistent faith results in another God hypocrisy. Thus, unless individuals begin to live out the Christian faith, church attendance will continue to decline. You shouldn’t have to wait until the next 9/11 like event to turn your life around. May this blog or the Darryl Worley song Have You Forgotten inspire you to dial up your faith by trusting and obeying an invisible God.
by Jay Mankus