Craig Groeschel talks about how “Lukewarm Christian” is an oxymoron. An oxymoron is two words that are opposites blended together. Jumbo shrimp. Original copy. Government efficiency. Seriously funny. Microsoft Works.
I recently came across a list I found intriguing. Craig lists ten “Lukewarm Christian Qualities.”
1. Lukewarm Christians crave being accepted by people over being accepted by God.
2. They rarely share their faith because they don’t want to “offend anyone.”
3. They go to church to feel better about themselves not to engage or be changed.
4. The lukewarm think more about life on earth than eternity in heaven.
5. They gauge their morality by how they compare to others rather than how they compare to Christ.
6. They want to be saved from the penalty of sin but don’t want to change their life.
7. Prayer only happens when they are in a bind.
8. They give out of what’s left over but do not give sacrificially.
9. Their lifestyle is virtually no different from those around them.
10. They want the benefits of Christ without conforming to who He is.
Take time to reflect and consider. Do any of these fit you? Hopefully not. But if so, it may be an indicator of something we need to address in our lives or priorities. In Rev. 3:16, Jesus said, “So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”