I recently read an article about two types of Christians: those who follow the Bible and those who are contemporary cultural “christians”. The article placed the contemporary cultural “christian” as one who professes salvation through Christ and even goes to church but their lives look similar to the lives of non-Christian’s. The contemporary cultural "christian" spends the majority of their time pursuing the things, money, and pleasure of this world, saying it's a necessity and you just can't avoid it, while spending very little (if any) time studying the Bible, witnessing to the lost, helping people in need, and only a couple hours a week in church.

In Revelation 3, Christ is confronting a church about being contemporary cultural “christians” - the church is called Laodicea. It is true, Christ is confronting a church; but these are not Christians. When you look at the letter, you see the church is full of worldliness while they THINK they are Christian. Y’shua is OUTSIDE the door, and He is begging that they buy the refined gold and that they MAY BE clothed in white garments.

People are not going to like this but, contemporary cultural "christians" are NOT Christian. These people parallel with Laodicea (Rev 3:13-21), the soil among the thorns (Matt 13:22), those who didn't help those in need (Matt 25:31-46), and the prophecy of the church in these end days (2 Tim 3:1-7). If they refuse to turn from their ways, if they rather be involved in the pleasures of this world rather than in love with and pursuit after God, they are not Christians - they are pharisees. There is no such thing as a contemporary cultural Christian. It’s time to stop calling sinners “Christians” just because they believe. They are given a false hope of salvation when the Bible says there is no such hope for people living in this state.

As long as we continue to call a sinner a Christian, they will see no need for change. As long as we continue to coddle them in their sinful state of non-repentance, they will see no reason to change and pursue Christ. We make a narrow road easy and why should I change if the narrow road is easy? We don’t condemn them, but we teach them what is right in the eyes of God. We work with them and nurture them. If they refuse to listen, refuse to grow, and refuse to follow the Word of God, the Bible gives instructions from that point.