Many believe that John was talking about today in the closing days of the present world age, that the Christian Church would become powerless and lose its identity. That it would appear to have the form of righteousness:
“(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)” (1 Timothy 3:5)
And would become Laodicean in spirit:
“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.” (Revelation 3:15-18)
This is also why Yahweh told us to come out of her so that we are not partakers of her iniquity.
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” (Revelation 18:2-5)
Of course this verse is speaking of Babylon the great which has fallen, and represents the Catholic Church and Judaism, as Judaism is the controlling influence of the church for many centuries. It also represents what the Jews and their proselytes have turned the Christian Church into, a den of thieves, murderers (do not some of the Judeo-Christian clergy advocate abortion and steal from their “sheep” through their false teaching?) Therefore the clergy of Judeo-Christianity have turned into Priests of Baal, who teach in whore house called churches in America.
L.A.C. Smith, once Chairman of the British Columbia Council of Churches, in which reference is made to the increase in church attendance (which the Judeo-Christians call a revival) but showing no evidence of a deepening of religious life. He further states:
“More people are showing an interest, due to alarm over the world situation. But it is a herd-type of behavior, coming in spasms. They go to church only if it doesn’t entail sacrifice or inconvience.”
This is a sarcastic reference to those who recognize the importance of the time in which we are living, and who are aware of the accuracy with which the words of the prophets are being fulfilled today, he goes on to state:
“The neurotics look at the moon; see something there that makes them certain the end of the world is coming; and so they rush to church as ‘oncers’ or ‘twicers.’”
What is the real cause of the failure to maintain continuous church attendance? May it not be due to the very conditions the Lord foretold through the Prophet Ezekiel which would be extant at this time? Ecclesiastical leaders, or shepherds, are severely condemned for living at ease while refusing to feed His flock:
“Woe be to shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat (get the prestige), and ye clothe you with the wool (dress in fine clothes, drive fine cars and live in large and fine houses), ye kill them that are fed (even now they are killing True Christians in America today): but ye feed not the flock.” (Ezekiel 34:2-3)
It is preposterous to expect men and women to continue to seek spiritual nourishment and guidance in these critical days from pastors who are themselves unable to understand the messages the prophets have directed to this generation. (Do not the Judeo-Christian clergy not serve in 501(c)(3) churches which has turned them into nothing but the propaganda mills of the government and the Jews?) When their congregations come seeking the bread of knowledge, they are handed a stone of unbelief.
Angus James MacQueen of London, Ont., Canada, cites the cynics who accuse the Church of being “a respectable distraction,” and its ministers “pitchmen of hard and soft sell who slaughter the teachings of Christ.” He observes:
“On the whole, the church is not doing a very creditable job; and, in many areas of her life, she is unfit for the tasks of the hour. She is too comfortable, too well-adjusted to the status quo, and too ready to equate it with the Kingdom of God on earth.”
Dr. (sic) David L. Matson of Westwood hills Christian Church in Los Angeles reported that a Full Gospel Baptist Church was paying $5.00 per hour during the month of August 2003 for white people to attend its Sunday services in an effort to increase racial diversity (Even though the Scriptures clearly reveal that Race Mixing is an Abomination to God). Then he suggests that there are ways many churches engage in the practice of paying people to attend.
“We pay people to go to church WHEN WE GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT, AND WHAT MANY PEOPLE WANT MOST TODAY IN OUR MEDIA-SATURATED CULTURE IS TO BE ENTERTAINED. (In other words they don’t go to church to learn God’s Laws, Statutes, Judgments, they go to be entertained by the antics of those in attendance. Jumping around like jungle bunnies to African beat music, and acting like some sort of idiot, which are comical to watch) Thus, it is extremely important that people ‘enjoy’ our worship service, that we make it as ‘exciting’ as possible, we raise the energy level to compete with other forms of entertainment readily available in our society...And what better way to make it worth their while than to ‘pay’ them with a lively band or a dramatic skit?”
Dr. Matson goes on to say,
“We pay them when we pander to them. Some people attend church simply to help themselves cope with a problem or deal with some addictive behavior. In an attempt to be relevant to their needs, preachers become psychologists, theology becomes therapy, and sermons become sessions on the psychiatrist’s couch. While church should always be a place for hurting people to find the healing that can only come from God, it is not a hospital. A hospital is a place one ‘leaves’ after one gets well; a church is a place one ‘stays’ after one gets well...” (The Cathedral Messenger, August 24, 10808, LaComte Ave, Los Angeles, CA).
Thus by this we can see that a great number of the mega-churches (Such as Robert Schuler’s Glass Cathedral) are places where thousands gather for an hour or two to hear emotional illustrations, or to watch a humorous skit or video, and find out how to feel good about themselves.
No one is convicted of sin. The righteousness and justice of God and the necessity of the Gospel are never mentioned. Instead of preaching repentance and self-denial the appeal is to “one’s felt needs.” Christian faith is lacking because the word of God upon which faith must rest is lacking. The fact is, no one knows the first thing about faith and Christian living except through the word of God given in the scriptures. The Psalmist had it right when he wrote, “Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)
These are well-put description of the modern church’s “Laodicean” condition, but the solution they advocate shows to what extent it is lacking in understanding of the significance of the events transpiring in the world today and their meaning in the light of the Prophetic Word. This is what they declare the ministers to do:
“Shake off their cloaks of comfort and complacency, and leap into the arena to champion such causes as better working conditions, collective bargaining, and the United Nations.”
No wonder Yahweh, through Ezekiel, has condemned the modern ecclesiastical Judeo-Christian leaders, accusing them of trampling down the pastures, fouling the food of His people and mudding the waters of truth, in stead of calling for a return to Yahweh and to His Word, to His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (See Ezekiel 34:18-19)
The only solution for the present appalling state of spiritual decadence, as seen by Mr. MacQueen, is to champion better working conditions, support collective bargaining and give aid and comfort to the AntiChrist Jews and their puppet the United Nations., an organization where the name of Yahweh is never mentioned and Yahshua is completely ignored!
When the day of revelation is fully come; and come it will in the very near future as the result of the demonstration of Divine power and might, what will these false, deceiving leaders then say to those whom they have deceived by failing to guide them into an understanding of the depth and breadth and height of the marvelous truths presented in the Scriptures?