What is the church according to the one who owns it?
“This is what the one who has the seven
spirits of God and the seven stars says: ‘I know your works, that you
have a name that you are alive, and you are dead. Be on the alert and strengthen the remaining things that are about to die, for I have not found your works completed before my God. Therefore remember how you have received and heard, and observe it, and repent. If therefore you are not on the alert, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you. But you have a few people in Sardis who have not defiled their clothing, and they will walk with me in white, because they are worthy. The
one who conquers in this way will be dressed in white clothing, and I
will never erase his name from the book of life, and I will declare his
name before my Father and before his angels. The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
How many of our churches are so in name only?