COULD LAODICEA REALLY BE TODAY?

Colossians 2:1 1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

Colossians 4:13 13 For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:15-16 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house. 16 Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

Sounds like, in the time of this letter from Paul, the church of Laodicea was doing pretty good in their walk - a healthy and legitimate church. But, by the time Revelation was written (about 25 years later), their hearts no longer belonged to God - despite the fact that they were still active as a church. Their church was prospering, and they didn’t seem to be experiencing any real persecution. They were comfortable and proud. Sound familiar?
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COMMANDMENTS REPLACE / GOING TO HEAVEN WHILE STILL KNOWINGLY SINNING

I was recently asked a question behind the wall. We've looked at these two subjects before but, since we have new people in our family, I'm going to post the response again.

Were the Ten Commandments replaced and will we still get to Heaven if we continue to sin but God see's the struggle?

Before the posted response, I told them that we are to work out our Salvation with fear and trembling. Whether one get's to Heaven is between a person and God; but here's what Holy Scripture says about the Ten Commandments and continuing in sin that we are aware of.
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