About the church in Laodicea described in Revelation 3:14-22, author Ted Grimsud writes (emphasis added):

“The danger for all the congregations is that they would become indistinguishable from their surrounding culture. In the US, the danger has been that Christianity becomes inextricably identified with the American empire. Then, it seems that the only way to oppose the empire is to reject Christian faith. What a terrible tragedy.”

To Follow the Lamb: A Peaceable Reading of the Book of Revelation by Ted Grimsrud