I think we are becoming too comfortable. No, that's a wrong statement. We have become too comfortable.
We enjoy Christianity from the confines of our homes, while our brothers and sisters across the globe are being persecuted for just believing in the name of Jesus.
I want you to imagine that, right now.
What if, while you were sitting here reading this post, the anti-Christian movement began breaking down your doors, busting out your windows and yelling for you to show yourself. They heard that you were a follower of this Jesus. What do you do? Stand your ground, hold fast to your Bible and subject yourself to torture, prison or even death? Or would you shut down this page, hide your Bible and deny any claims made against you for being a Christian?
This idea may seem far-fetched to you, but this very thing is happening all over the world.
In America, we have chosen the kind of Christianity that we want (if it can even be called Christianity anymore). When Jesus walked this earth, He gave His disciple's very clear instructions on how to live, which down the line, means that we, as declared followers of Christ, have committed to the same thing. Our faith isn't something that can be turned off when we want it to be. It isn't something that we can adhere to from 9-5 and then become our comfortable selves again.
It doesn't work like that.
Those, my friends, are what God calls the lukewarm.
Revelation 3:15,16 -- I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
Hear me: WE WILL NOT BE GRANTED THE FREEDOM TO BE LUKEWARM MUCH LONGER.
In our fallen world, we don't need comfortable Christians. We need passionate, praying, persevering followers of Jesus Christ.
This isn't a game.
This is war.