If there is a recurring theme I see in the modern day church—the seeker church—it is the “I want my rights” theme: I want my rights to drink, to party, to watch whatever I want, to go to church or not go to church—I want my rights.
This attitude is sometimes seeping into the hearts of young biblical Baptist leaders who are influenced by those in the “I Want My Rights” movement.
Although this is indicative of the modern church, it is not a new phenomenon. In fact, Jesus expressed direct concern over this tendency in Revelation 3 as He addressed the Laodicean church.
In this week’s Growth Points video, I share three characteristics of the lukewarm church that cares more about rights than about pleasing God.
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