John R.W. Stott was a trusted English theologian and clergyman in the Anglican Church. Time magazine once listed him among the 100 most influential people in the world. 

Stott pinpointed the problem in the church today with laser-like focus. He compared the modern church to the first-century church in Laodicea, calling it “half-hearted.” He said the letter Jesus wrote to the Laodicean church “describes vividly the respectable, sentimental, nominal, skin-deep, religiosity which is so widely spread among us today. Our Christianity is flabby and anemic. We appear to have taken a lukewarm bath in religion.”

Have you taken a lukewarm bath in religion? Are you sentimental about Jesus? It’s time to be zealous and repent (Revelation 3:14-22).

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