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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:51 AM
2. Lukewarm people give money to charity and to the church as long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living. If they have a little extra and it is easy and safe to give, they do so, After all, God loves a cheerful giver, right? 1 Chronicles 21:24, Luke 21:1-4
3. Lukewarm people tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict. They desire to fit in both at church and outside of church; they care more about what people think of their actions (like church attendance and giving) than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. Luke 6:26, Revelation 3:1, Matthew 23:5-7 4.
4: Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them. Lukewarm people don’t really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. John 10:10, Romans 6:1-2.
5. Lukewarm people are moved by stories of people who do radical things for Christ, yet they do not act. They assume such action is for “extreme” Christians, not average ones. Lukewarm people call “radical” what Jesus expected of all His followers. James 1:22, James 4:17, Matthew 21:28-31
6. Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. Matthew 10:32-33
7. Lukewarm people gauge their morality or “goodness” by comparing themselves to the secular world. They feel satisfied that while they aren’t as hard-core for Jesus as so-and-so, they are nowhere as horrible as the guy down the street. Luke 18:11-12
8. Lukewarm people say they love Jesus, and He is, indeed, a part of their lives, their money, and their thoughts, but he isn’t allowed to control their lives. Luke 9:57-62
9. Lukewarm people love God, but they do not love Him all their heart, soul, and strength. They would be quick to assure you they try to love God that much, but that sort of total devotion isn’t really possible for the average person; its only for pastors and missionaries and radicals. Matthew 22:37-38
10. Lukewarm people love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves. Their love for others is typically focused on those who love them in return, like family, friends, and other people they know and connect with. There is a little love left over for those who cannot love them back, much less for those who intentionally slight them, who kids are better athletes than theirs, or with whom conversations are awkward or uncomfortable. Their love is highly conditional and very selective, and generally comes with strings attached. Matthew 5:43-47, Luke 14:12-14
11. Lukewarm people will serve God and others, but there are limits to how far they will go or how much time, money, and energy they are willing to give. Luke 18:21-25
12. Lukewarm people think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven. Daily life is mostly focused on today’s to-do list, this week’s schedule, and next month’s vacation. Rarely, if ever do they intently consider the life to come. Philippians 3:18-20
13. Lukewarm people are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider trying to give as much as possible to the poor. Matthew 25:34, 40, Isaiah 58:6-7
14. Lukewarm people do whatever is necessary to keep themselves from feeling too guilty. They want to do the bare minimum, to be “good enough” without requiring too much of them. 1 Chronicles 29:14, Matthew 13:44-46
15. Lukewarm people are continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control. This focus on safe living keeps them sacrificing and risking for God. Matthew 10:28
16. Lukewarm people feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve, were baptized, come from a Christian family, vote Republican, or live in America.
17. Luke warm people do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they never have to. They don’t have to trust God if something unexpected happens-they have their savings account. They don’t need God to help them—they have their retirement plan in place. They don’t genuinely seek out what life God would have them live—they have life figured and mapped out. They don’t depend on God on a daily basis-their refrigerators are full and, for the most part, they are in good health. The truth is, their lives wouldn’t look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God. Luke 12:16-21
18. Lukewarm people probably drink and swear less than average, but besides that, they really aren’t very different from your typical unbeliever. They equate their partially sanitized lives with holiness, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Matthew 23:25-28, Luke 14:34-35
I've being saved for 2 year's now,so because I don't pass those tests does it mean I'm unsaved now? I mean in the soave I've being saved is all that going to happen,I mean I'd love it to,but I'm concerned.
I've being doubting my salvation for 2 years,yesterday when I firmly believed I was saved,this pops up.great.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:08 AM
We are saved by grace. A gift that no one deserves.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:20 AM
We are saved by grace. A gift that no one deserves.
Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.
Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God. Jeremiah 3:22
Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:31 PM
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:49 PM
Everyone is at different stages in their walk with the Lord. What characterizes one person as "lukewarm" may not apply to another person in the same way. You should not compare yourself to others but rather trust God to lead you into what He has for you. Often this happens through reading His word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:48 PM
Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:12 AM
Boywonder, I posted on your other thread similar to this one. I cannot copy and paste, if I could I would post it here too. Please read it.
Okay thanks! Appreciate you're help
Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:37 AM
Welcome to Worthy........
I mean in the soave I've being saved is all that going to happen,I mean I'd love it to,but I'm concerned. posted by boywonder
I am assuming that you are questioning your Salvation?I do not know what is meant by what I have quoted,what is going to happen?You said that yesterday you firmly believed & then what popped up? If you firmly believe then what is your question,just trying to understand.........
If you are still questioning your Salvation then I suppose you do not firmly believe,,,,,,,,as someone early in their Christian walk this is not unncommon,By hearing Gods Word your faith will be strengthened.........You receive Gods Blessed Assurances by the Power of the Holy Spirit which gives you boldness & confidence in His promises,His Word...............through your relationship with our Lord,seek not only to know about our Lord but to know Him......everything that we have by faith is through Jesus finished work on the cross,unmerited,undeserved Grace....not by works
The Book of Romans is really a wonderful book that may help to build your confidence & encouraged you that you are Saved & will not get "unsaved" by failing to perform in some way......you will perform in great ways BECAUSE you are Saved
With love-in Christ,Kwik