Why would Jesus vomit lukewarm Christians out of his mouth on Judgment Day yet he claims that everyone who believes in Him will enter Heaven?
- Tatty TailsLv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
The Laodiceans were reproved for being “neither cold nor hot” spiritually and because they were lukewarm, poetically, Christ said he was going to vomit them out of his mouth. It should have been easy for them to grasp that point because nearby Hierapolis had hot springs, and Colossae had cold water. Since water had to be piped to Laodicea over quite a distance, the water was lukewarm when it reached the city and not refreshing. It needed to become stimulatingly hot (compare Ps 69:9; 2Co 9:2; Tit 2:14) or refreshingly cold (compare Pr 25:13, 25), but not to stay lukewarm.—Re 3:14-22.
This is a sober warning for Christians today (2 Tim 3:16,17) who are neither stimulatingly hot nor refreshingly cold in a spiritual sense. The Laodiceans sought earthly riches and ‘did not know that they were miserable, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked spiritually.’ They need to become rich in faith—to accept and conform to Jesus’ teaching, counsel, example, and mental attitude. This is a healing remedy against “the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life.”—1 John 2:15-17.
We all should ask ourselves, Have I become accustomed to a life-style that has stopped me seeking first God's Kingdom? If so, we should take to heart the warning. Jesus said that life in this system is a narrow and cramped road (Mt 7:13) and our treasures should be in heaven (Mt 6:19-21). Why would we want to loose our life trying to make ourselves physically rich in a world ruled by Satan? (1 Jo 5:19)
- Bobby JimLv 73 years ago
Lukewarm Christians are merely people who profess to be Christians, but really are not. Matthew 7:21-23 provides an example.
- HonestlyLv 73 years ago
A half hearted Christian is worse off than a person who knows nothing about God. We are judged according to what we do with the knowledge we have.
The idea that we are saved through belief in Christ has been misinterpreted. What is meant is that we are to trust in God. In the spiritual sense, faith in Christ is a powerful trust in Christ that leads a person to repent and follow him. It results in spiritual gifts and a change of heart over time. It is a turning away from the world. We are saved by our faithfulness to Christ, not by a half hearted, hypocritical belief in Christ.
- choko_canyonLv 73 years ago
Doesn't really matter, since all of that is purest fantasy in the first place. I wonder if you and rational thought will ever become friends.
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- Forrest ToneyLv 73 years ago
By believing He means are obeying all of Jesus' sayings .
- 3 years ago
Lukewarm Christians are half hearted, double hearted. Faith without works is dead. Jas 2:26
Not everyone who believes will gain everlasting life. Matthew 7:21
- Anonymous3 years ago
Lukewarm means UNsaved..
- 3 years ago
If you are lukewarm you really don't believe in Him
- itsmeLv 63 years ago
Only OBEDIENT, born-again Christians will enter heaven! Those who are disobedient are lukewarm.
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.