The church at Laodicea received a stern warning in chapter 3 of John's Revelation. We would do well to reflect on it.
The word "Laodicea" is a compound in the Greek; “Laos” which principally means “people”, and “dike", defined as “principle or decision”. One rendering might read, “rule of the people”, or, in modern terms, “Democracy”. In the western world, we have an affection and even a deep commitment to Democracy. Yet this form of government, "rule of the people" is fatally flawed... because we are fatally flawed by our sin nature......continue reading this Christian devotional