You know when you look at the present-day church, I would say to start with the problems that exist in the church, and there are many, start with an inadequate understanding of God. We have a superficial, shallow, truncated, popularized, sort of personalized understanding of God. This is a massive problem. Because we don’t know the truth about God, we really don’t know the truth about anything else in its fullness and its richness.
The infantility, I guess you could say, of the church, the immaturity of the church, the superficiality of the church, the cheesiness of the church, the cheapness of the church, the shallowness of preaching is related to an inadequate understanding of the greatness and the glory of God.
He's right in addressing these problems. There's always the problem that people today have a really bad understanding of God. The character of God must start with understanding the very foundation of His threefold holiness. Having a superficial, shallow, truncated, sort of personalized understanding of God is not a laughing matter. It has brought a lot of false conversions. Many profess to be saved but are revealed not to be saved at all. Many just say a sinner's prayer, think they're into the Kingdom but they were never in it. Many people think that they're saved just because they said a prayer but they continued in the same path of degeneracy proving that such people aren't saved to start with. Worse, when these people are confronted they act so hostile towards any idea that they aren't saved because they have a perverted view of God's grace.
Hopefully, this book will spark another revival in this Laodicean church age. Until then, it's best to keep laboring to fulfill the Great Commission on Matthew 24:14 saying:
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.