Lukewarm Christianity

By Olivia Murray

Published: May 31, 2022 Noon EST

(2 minute read)

Caused by the comforts of modern American life, the spirit of many Christians is one of tepidity and apathy. As Believers, our behavior and convictions ought to be distinct from the culture, and especially the one in which we currently find ourselves – utter perversion and sexual exploitation of children. In the book of Matthew, Jesus says this:

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

In the same vein, Revelation says, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

However, for “Christian” writer Cindi McMenamin, the gratification of mindless, yet politically-driven debauched entertainment is too much to give up for Jesus. In a recent article, McMenamin detailed the five reasons why she would not be boycotting Disney, despite the company’s overt position of degeneracy – a commitment to push homosexuality and transgenderism upon impressionable and young children and boycotting state economies when legislatures stand for innocent lifeamong other things.

McMenamin’s first illogical argument is, “Disney is a secular entertainment company that never claimed to be Christian.” She writes, “…. should I blame a secular company for following in Walt’s (not Jesus’) footsteps by wanting to stay relevant to a culture that has now redefined what a family looks like?” Yes, Cindi, you most certainly should, especially when the company is targeting innocent and vulnerable children. Jesus dined with sinners, but He did not partake in their sin –  yet, McMenamin goes on.

McMenamin’s actions are nothing new – twisting Scripture to justify sin. The Bible unequivocally promotes boldness against wickedness, and the destruction of children’s purity and innocence is absolutely evil. The Christian response is to be set apart from the world – not indulgence in its desires, which are passing away. McMenamin’s words expose her as the lukewarm Christian of which Scripture warns.