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Posted by Sam Patterson on September 5, 2002 15:36:10 UTC

"Jesus told us that he likes his souls very hot or very cold. This says that what counts is great faith, either completely for him or against him. He likes nothing in between. The very fact that he likes people who are cold to his teachings tells us that the precise details of your belief do not matter. He is available to all regardless of their beliefs."

You are reffering to the scripture Revelation 3:15-16

15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Simply reading this might support your words. But the problem is, we didn't read the verse in context! Let's read what it really says:

"To the Church in Laodicea

14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth."

Wow, alot different now, huh? The message is to Christians in the church of Laodicea, who had started to fall away from Christ. They did not stand up for him, and were indifferent. This is NOT a message to all people like you said.

"He is available to all regardless of their beliefs."

Yes he is. You can accept Christ no matter who you are. But if you do not accept him before you die, then he cannot help you.

Sam, KC2GWX

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