They’re the names of literal ancient cities, both of which are now uninhabited. Even though they are physically gone, their influence and the attitudes those cultures typified and engendered are alive and well today. What are some of those Babylonian and Laodicean attitudes that God strongly cautions us to be aware of and guard against their creeping into our lives?
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.