Did the Laodiceans realize their now infamous “church of the Laodiceans” were “lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot”? And did the “church of Ephesus” realize they had “left [their] first love”? And did the “bewitched” Galatians know they were bewitched?
And does today’s evangelical perceive the condition of today’s evangelicalism? Should evangelicalism be considered? Measured? Judged?
Most of Christ’s redeemed are affected/ruled by evangelicalism; does this mean it is too grand to scrutinize? Does a history of several centuries make evangelicalism immune from honest inspection? Or, adversely, is the evangelical responsible to examine? Isn’t it unreasonable to neglect perusal of that which so intensely affects one’s christianity?
Can evangelicalism be measured by fervency to our Christ of its adherents?
If so, would this fervency (or the lack thereof) be apparent to all? Would it not spill out of the evangelical’s living? Do you hear fervency for Christ in his speech? See it in her expressions? Discern it in their mannerism?
Is Facebook (etcetera), possibly employed more by evangelicals than non-evangelicals, a reliable indicator of the heart of evangelicalism? Can fervency be found there, in their communications with each other? Is this internet wonder used to magnify Christ and preach His wondrous gospel to unsaved friends and relatives?
Or is His name avoided? Are proclamations of appreciation for our priceless salvation withheld? Are praise reports unreported? Is evangelical fervency limited to twenty-two minutes of praise and worship previous to the collection of tithes?
Is lack of fervency a certain sign of spiritual impoverishment?
Stop being an evangelical.
One doesn’t have to be an evangelical to attend an evangelical gathering, should that be your preference.
Before Lord Jesus declare: From this moment onward I am no longer an evangelical. I am not a pentecostal/baptist/whatever. I attend but I’m not attached.