And the Laodicean must represent her last, and so her worst condition!
Verily we are in the last--the Laodicean stage--that of the Lukewarm Church.
The connection forbids us to suppose that a letter written by the Laodicean Church is meant.
The Laodicean attitude of a shrewd publisher hurt her less than at first.
As a season she is distinctly a failure, being neither one thing nor the other, neither hot nor cold, a very Laodicean.
Naturally the public could not swallow it, for even God cannot digest a Laodicean.
He is the Laodicean, neither cold nor hot, whom decent people consider bad company.
They show an amount and degree of interest in ideas of the kind which are surprising to a Laodicean like me.
Is it possible that we have the lost Laodicean document in the epistle before us?
"lukewarm in religion," 1560s, from Laodicea, Syrian city (modern Latakia) whose early Christians were chastised in the Bible for indifference to their religion [Rev. iii:14-16]. The city is said to be named for the 3c B.C.E. Syrian queen Laodice, wife of Antiochus II.