Beginning the Sardis Hour: My Purpose & Passion

Everyone has to start somewhere. When God began His creation, He started by making light and then separating the light from the darkness (Gen 1:2-5). From the very beginning one thing was separated from another. The Word points out that He made the light and saw that the light (not the darkness) was good.

By its very nature, light is the opposite of darkness, and separation must necessarily exist. Note that God did not create infinitely varying shades of gray. He did not glorify Himself in gray areas. The glory of the Lord that we see in creation’s 1st day was the light.

Blurring God’s Line

In the culture at large and in the culture of the Church it seems that we are progressively attempting to blur the line between darkness and light. In the age we live in, we want to believe that our Christian liberty gives us ample “gray areas” in which we may freely move. In many cases, the Church is sanctioning doctrine, philosophies, and programs as light while being unaware of the darkness in which they are immersed.

In some instances, the Church is blind, being unable to discern between the light and the darkness… stumbling about in human wisdom trying to grasp for Spiritual truth. In other cases, there exists willful dissension and even rebellion against the authority and teachings of Scripture, where the Spirit is being constantly and deliberately extinguished from among the hearts of men.

Walking on Thin Ice

In either case, the Church in America, which was once fundamental and God-seeking in its doctrine and practice is making compromise after compromise, becoming more and more self-seeking and inviting the wrath of the living God.

This does not paint a pretty picture. As I look about me, I believe that God’s grace upon the Church and upon this nation will soon come to an end unless we are willing to open our eyes to the darkness in our midst and humble ourselves once again before our God, calling upon Him with all our heart, mind, and soul.

The Sardis Connection

The (once) fundamental Church in America is in trouble. I believe that God’s letter to the church of Sardis in Revelation 3 in many ways mirrors the current state of fundamental, Bible-believing churches in this nation. This is why this site bears the name of that church.

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Revelation 3:1-6 (KJV)

There is a definite urgency in this passage for the church to repent and turn from its darkness before its remaining light dies. A Sardis church will not remain a Sardis church for very long. They will either repent and strengthen those things that remain, or die and experience the wrath of God coming upon them as a thief.

The Purpose and Passion

I believe we are now in the Sardis hour. Time is of the essence, and it seems that there are so few voices proclaiming the truth. My goal is to be one more voice. My goal for this site is to awake the souls of men to the dire situation of the Church, and to encourage those few who have not soiled their garments to remain in the fight. My goal is to once again clearly divide between the darkness and the light.

This will not be done by me, but rather I pray, through me. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit of the true and living God may guide my steps along this path, so that I am enabled to effectively communicate the message that He has placed upon my heart.

I do not expect to be popular or well-received. God’s messengers never have been. I only hope that I can truly be God’s messenger, and that if the words presented here offend, that the stumbling block is that of the Cornerstone, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.