This is a response from a Methodist minister to a comment a friend made about Revelation and the seven letters to seven churches.
"And no, this is a letter to churches that lived 1900 years ago. Did I not teach you anything? LOL Remember the power of myth and story? The letter gives us insights into the past and an interesting picture they thought would come true. The Good News we glean from this apocalypse is that nothing stops God from ushering in the Kingdom of God. Jesus wins over everything life throws at us."
I responded that I disagreed that the descriptions of the churches definitely applies to churches today (especially the Laodicean as we've talked about in this forum, but I didn't say that). I just wondered what you guys thought and if you would have responded differently? This minister used to be the paster of the Methodist church where my parents go but has recently been sent to a new church. I didn't want to say too much as he is still in contact with them and I didn't mean any disrespect and didn't know how he would take it. Thanks in advance for your responses