Lukewarm Christian: God’s View and His Advice

Lukewarm Christian is someone who loves the Lord with a partial heart, and gives the other part of the heart to worldliness. The love for sins and things of the world (invented by Satan) is called worldliness.

First John Chapter 2 verse 15 says: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

The word “lukewarm Christian” refers to someone with an unstable identity in the presence of the LORD. I am led by the Lord to write this eye-opener content for His children.

Many years ago, I hardly admit to being a lukewarm Christian. I don’t miss the attendance of the church weekly services. I represent the church in Bible quiz competition, and won prizes. I lead the choir, and I sometimes preached in the church. Also, I put the gift of vision and prophesy into use in the congregation. But, I was delighted in worldly lifestyle, such as; lies, drunkenness, gluttony, dark powers, love for money and so on.

I engaged in the misconception of the Bible to justify my worldly lifestyle. I thought my lukewarm lifestyle was covered by the grace of Jesus, and I can’t miss heaven. I never knew that my speed to hell was more than a million kilometers per second, until I had a near death experience. I thank God. He saved me and gave me a second chance.

What is God’s view  on a Lukewarm Christian?

The unstable attitude (lukewarm) of some Christians had been in existence since the early church. So, the Lord warned the lukewarm Christians in the church of Laodicea as recorded in the book of Revelation chapter 3 verses 14 to 22.

“…I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth… (Verse 15 and 16)

I don’t want you to get confused about the Lord’s meaning of hot, cold and lukewarm. The dictionary meaning for ‘hot’ in this context is ‘friendly’ and ‘cold’ means ‘unfriendly’. And the Lord says: “I wish you were cold or hot.”

So, the wish of the Lord is: “You are either friendly (hot) to the Lord or unfriendly (cold) to the devil. Thus, a lukewarm Christian is neither friendly nor unfriendly to the LORD and to the devil.

My mom always warned me when I was in the high school not to keep bad friends. She said: “keep good friends only, because bad friends will corrupt your good heart.”

Revelation chapter 3 Verse 16b showed that the Lord will reject the lukewarm Christian.

‘’… I will vomit you out of My mouth…”

So, the lukewarm Christian would have no place in Heaven. Hell? No! Then where is the destination for the lukewarm Christian?  …They shall be spilled into the eternal Lake of fire…!

How to Know a Lukewarm Christian

1. Such person claims to be comfortable (self-confidence)

A lukewarm Christian has a comfortable emotion. And most of the lukewarm Christians are wealthy. The LORD says: “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ –and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked…” (Revelation chapter 3 verse 17)

2. A typical lukewarm Christian is spiritually blind
So, a lukewarm Christian cannot see issues from the point of view of the Lord. So, the lukewarm follows the misconception of the Bible.

3. A lukewarm Christian enjoys the habit of lies and jokes

The Three Escape Routes for the Lukewarm Christian

The Lord says that the lukewarm Christians are spiritually wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. HE will never accept the unstable Christians into His kingdom. So, the Lord advised the lukewarm Christian to obey the following steps for deliverance:

1. Ask the LORD for Purification

The LORD says: “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich…” (Revelation 12:18a)

A lukewarm Christian who rebukes the bad friend (devil) would be transformed by the Lord. …“buy gold from me” means pay the price of discipleship and you will be pure.

When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:34-36)

2. Put on the Garment of Righteousness

The LORD says: “I counsel you to buy from Me… white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed… (Revelation 3:18b). Sin exposes spiritual nakedness, and a naked person without the ‘white garment’ of holiness cannot dwell with the LORD.

3. Obey the Word of God

The LORD says: “I counsel you to… anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. The soothing word of God is the eye salve you need, and the spiritual blindness would receive good spiritual sight.


If you’d read this article and the Spirit of the Lord speaks to your heart for a change, then I appeal to you to obey the Call. The Lord corrects and disciplines everyone He loves. The LORD loves the lukewarm Christian, and He wants the genuine repentance.

The Lord will uphold you in Jesus name.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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