(Reposted from Christianity-In-Vogue)
One of my favorite passages is Revelation 15-17. John was admonishing the Church at Laodicea for not being fervent in their belief in Christ and not on fire to spread the Word of the Lord. The passage reads:
“I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other. So because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of My mouth! You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.…”
Christ suffered and died for each of us so it is not surprising that He would abhor Christians who were lukewarm in their faith. The passage uses the term lukewarm as in water. Lukewarm water when consumed, has a tendency to induce vomiting. In verse 17, we see people bragging that they are rich, in worldly riches, but they are wretched in terms of spiritual riches.
President Trump’s passion and fervor to reignite the US Judeo-Christian values and love for one another immediately came to mind when I reread this passage today. Love or hate him, President Trump is red-hot and nowhere near Lukewarm in his beliefs and passion to “Make American Great Again”!
President Trump does not equivocate about abortion. To him, it is murder and the government should not support it. His supreme court and lower court nominees will all be pro-life. Equality of all people to Trump is a universal God-Given right and he feels it is our responsibility to strive to make everyone equal in terms of opportunity, their personal pursuit of happiness, and value to themselves and to this country.
Every principal Trump clings to he does so with passion and a red-hot fever. His passion is directed at making our inner-cities safe, clean, and an area that provides opportunity for his residents. He backs this up with trying to upgrade our education programs so inner-city kids have education choice and can get the base education they need to succeed in life. He also sees neighborhood safety as part of providing for opportunity to kids that are now dodging bullets and drug dealers on their way to and from school.
So when you are trying to relate to Trump’s style and being put off by his “New York/Queens in-your-face personality”, focus on his passion and draw from it. Passion is contagious and focusing passion on making our neighbor’s life better, making our inner-cities safe and prosperous, exporting peace to the world, and re-establishing our Judeo-Christian values, is good no matter who is at the tip of this spear. Embrace and enjoy it… Make sure that Christ does not look at us and think that we are not worthy and should be “spit” out.