Revelation: Chapter 3 - Question 7 of 8

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 Read Chapter 3 Chapter 3:14-22: The message written to the church in Laodicea:

New American Standard Version of the Bible"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: 15`I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16`So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17`Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked..."  Revelation 3:14-17 (NAS)

According to Revelation 3:15-17, the Christians at the church in Laodicea were neither cold nor hot...they were lukewarm.  As a result, Jesus said that He would spit them from His mouth.

Question:

According to Revelation 3:17, what was one of the things that caused these Christians to become lukewarm?

The Persecution Lack of Food Riches


Other Translations - Revelation 3:14-17:

Easy-to-Read Version of the Bible"Write this to the angel of the church in Laodicea: "The Amen is the One saying these things [to you]. He is the faithful and true witness. He is the ruler of all that God has made. This is what he says: 15I know what you do. You are not hot or cold. I wish that you were hot or cold! 16But you are only warm--not hot, not cold. So I am ready to spit you out of my mouth. 17You say you are rich. You think you have become wealthy and don't need a thing. But you don't know that you are really terrible, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. (ERV)

American Standard Version of the BibleAnd to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked: (ASV)

King James Version of the BibleAnd unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (KJV)

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