Just as Jesus spoke to the 7 first century churches in the Book of Revelation, I believe that this is what He might say to the American Evangelical church today, This is an adaption of the message to the church of Sardis.
“Write this letter to the angel of the Evangelical church in America. This is the message from the one who holds all things in His hands and loves without condition:“I know all the things you do, Your music festivals, and conferences, your mega churches, and your media, your influence and power in the halls of the empire of the Caesar and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions of protests, and boycotts, your support of laws that discriminate and impinge on the worth and dignity of other human beings created in My image, nauseating! I see how you seek to make it harder for others to come to Me by lifting up your idea of moral laws and regulations, touting your “righteousness” against the “sinfulness” of those who have yet to receive My love. I see how you ignore the plight of the poor, the homeless, and the undocumented immigrant, thinking yourselves better than the rest of the world, and better than those who do not look like you. Foolish sheep! Do you not know that all that you have achieved been as a result of my grace and I am no respecter of persons, but love all with an unconditional love? Foolish children! Can you not see that your man-made “holiness” does not meet the requirements of my God. 3 Go back to what you heard and believed at first about My grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.4 “Yet there are some in the church in America who have not soiled their clothes with hypocrisy, and have prostituted themselves with political parties, but rather have clung to My sacrifice, and My grace. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy because of Me.5 All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.
6 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.