The Words of Jesus to the Cultural Christian

Revelation 2:12-17

The Words of Jesus to the Cultural ChristianThese are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edge sword.

I know where you live–where Satan rules. Yet you remain true to my name. You have not renounced your faith in me, even as your friends and my faithful witnesses are now persecuted in your city–the place where Satan resides.

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You tolerate those who hold to the teachings of Balaam. They seek to entice you and others to sin by indulging in sexual immorality. Before such gods, men and women kneel, offer their bodies, and encourage others to participate in such perverse behavior.

Expose such individuals before the Lord so that his fierce anger may turn away from you. 

Likewise, you accept those who compromise and teach that God’s grace grants willful idolatry and immorality. Repent! If not, I will soon come to you and fight against them with the sword of my mouth which is the Word of God. 

To him who overcomes I give some hidden manna and a white stone with a new name written on it.

Revelation 2:12-17
Numbers 25:4

God makes us holy in the sense that he has made us innocent before him. Oswald Chambers