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1)    “And 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; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because 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: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white rainment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and annoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19.

     This inspired passage reveals that Laodiceans are not Athiests, Gnostics, Pagans or Spiritualistic groups.  They are also not the unbelieving world.  But Laodiceans are Christians.  But not all Christians are Laodicea, because those making up Smyrna and Philadelphia receive no condemnation (see Revelation 2:8-11 and 3:7-13).

2)     What makes a Christian a Laodicean?  In order to know, we must have a clear definition of Laodicea.

     “The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.”  Review and Herald, August 19, 1890 (vol 2, p 420).

     This inspired passage reveals to us that Laodicea is the same as the foolish virgins – who had the door of their probation shut upon them while they were without Christ (see Matthew 25:10-13).

     “Satan uses those who claim to believe the truth, but whose light has become darkness, as his mediums to utter his falsehood, and transmit his darkness.  They are foolish virgins indeed, choosing darkness rather than light, and dishonoring God.”  Review and Herald, August 19, 1890 (vol 2, p 419).

     This inspired passage reveals that Laodiceans, or foolish virgins, are mediums of the Devil.

     How can Christians also be mediums of Satan?
     “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel”. Romans 9:6.

3)    Can a church be part of Babylon and be Laodicea at the same time?

     Babylon fallen is a position in relationship to God - they are fallen.  But Laodicea is a condition in relationship to God - they are luke-warm.  This then means that a church can be in the position of Babylon, and yet be in the condition of Laodicea at the same time.
     “The call to the gospel feast is first to be given in the highways.  It must be given to those who claim to be in the highways of Christian experience--to the members of the different churches.  'He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.' Revelation 2:7.  In these churches there are true worshippers and there are false worshippers...The warning for the last church also must be proclaimed to all who claim to be Christians.  The Laodicean message, like a sharp, two-edged sword, must go to all the churches.”  Testimonies, vol 6, p 76-77.

     This inspired passage stated that the Laodicean message “must be given to the members of the different churches”--which means apostate Protestantism.  The Protestant churches became Babylon in 1844 because they rejected the first angel’s message (see Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 239).  This means that even though the Protestant churches are Babylon, yet God stated that the Laodicean message must also be given to them as well, proving that a church can be Babylon and Laodicean at the same time.

4)    There are only two camps in this great controversy; not three.
     “...what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15.

5)    Since Laodicea is in the camp of Satan, then where is Christ in regards to Laodicea?
     “Behold, I stand at the door and knock...” Revelation 3:20.

     “The church is in the Laodicean state.  The presence of God is not in her midst.”  Notebook Leaflets, book 1, p 99.

6)    Christ and Belial have no fellowship or agreement together, and neither can their followers!
     “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be”. John 12:26.

     “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers...For what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?...Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:11-15, 17-18.

     These inspired passages reveal that if Christ is not found within a church of Laodicea, then neither will His servants be found there either.  We are either with, or we are against Christ (see Matthew 12:30).  We are either a part of, or we are against Christ (see Mark 9:40).  Either we are for, or against Christ (see Luke 9:50).

7)    If we are against Christ, we are anti-Christ.  And how many anti-Christs are there?
     “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; wherefore we know that it is the last time.” 1 John 2:18.

     This inspired passage reveals that the Pope is not the only antichrist there is, because there are many other antichrists in these last days!  

8)    For those who have droped their church membership and separated from a fallen antichrist church of Laodicea, HAVE YOU ALSO DROPPED and SEPARATED LAODICEA OUT OF YOU?  If you have not, then you are still against Christ – even though you have physically separate from all anti-Christ churches.

     Lot's wife was physically separate from Sodom and Gomorrah before it was destroyed, yet she perished in that same destruction (see Genesis 19:24-26).  This was because her heart was still connected to Sodom and not changed - even though she was physically separate.  The same thing will happen to any who claim Christ as their Saviour while they are Laodicean - even though they are separated from all corrupt churches.

9)    While you remain Laodicea, you cannot be used of God to finish His work (see General Conference Daily Bulletin, February 28, 1893), you are destined for the wrath of God and the seven last plagues and will be destroyed right along with all the rest of Babylon (see Manuscript Releases, vol 19, p 176).