If you are not becoming a disciple of Jesus, in an environment of solid spiritual growth, you run the risk of being “lukewarm.”
Sure you go through the motions of the Christian faith but at the end of a month or a year, you see little to no growth. Sadly, spiritual passivity will lead to spiritual crisis, church-hopping, and/or personal crisis. The enemy uses snipers to pick off Lone-Ranger Christians. IF YOU ARE NOT GROWING, YOU ARE DYING. Remaining neutral is not an option in a world that is programming our minds to conform to lifestyles of sin. If you are not walking under the influence of the Holy Spirit you will be walking under the influence of your flesh or the “old self.”
” So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want” (Galatians 5:16-17).
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30).
” And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:24-25).