We have made our way to Kaşadusiş via several of the 7 churches mentioned in the Revelation to John. The ruins are quite spectacular, although a daunting thought hits you after looking at such ruins. The messages to the 7 churches contained warnings, and now those churches are, ın one sense, nothing but holy relıcs. There are no active and living Christian communities ın the locations of those early churches. What wıll keep our churches from going the same route? Perhaps ın a few hundred years someone wıll be visıting the ruins of our cathedrals pointing out that for some reason, these Christian churches lost theır apostolic zeal, and now they are but museum pieces.
Let us pray for the missionary gifts and zeal that filled the first Christians. Let us open our churches to the Holy Spirit, not as mere emotion or vague justification for unbiblical teachings, but as God leading people to Jesus as Lord (I Corinthians 12:3) and Savior (Acts 2:21).
Hat/tip: The Occasional Christian