First of all, what is apathy anyway? The dictionary describes apathy as: “a lack of feeling or emotion; a lack of interest or concern. Indifference.” Sadly this is where most Christians are now. Apathetic Christianity is in epidemic proportions today, and it is obvious to the world.
It’s time to shake the notion that the world is stupid and blind. The Bible says in Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse…” Therefore, when Christians are apathetic (when they show a lack of feeling in regard to the Lord), the world sees and knows that we are wrong. How many people do you know that claim to be Christians, but if you put them next to an atheist you couldn’t tell the difference? That is scary! We are supposed to be the salt of the earth but, if like Jesus said in Matthew 5:13 “but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” We can regain our saltiness through the Word of God.
It is time to renew your passion for the Lord (by the way, passion is the opposite of apathy). In Revelation 3:14-16, Jesus says: ”And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” That is a warning to the church today, but it is not without hope, for in verses 19-20 Jesus says: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne. He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
I encourage you to be ready, brothers and sisters. Do not be apathetic, be zealous for the Lord and let Him light a fire inside of you that cannot be quenched!
Continued in: Apathy: a Christian’s Worst Enemy, Part 2