Colossians 2:1 1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

Colossians 4:13 13 For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:15-16 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house. 16 Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

Sounds like, in the time of this letter from Paul, the church of Laodicea was doing pretty good in their walk - a healthy and legitimate church. But, by the time Revelation was written (about 25 years later), their hearts no longer belonged to God - despite the fact that they were still active as a church. Their church was prospering, and they didn’t seem to be experiencing any real persecution. They were comfortable and proud. Sound familiar?
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