I have noticed over the last 15 years the church has lost a tremendous amount of ground when it comes to morals and ethics. Though churches are getting bigger, morality is becoming less and less absolute. I am all for seeker sensitive services that meet the needs of individuals. I agree that we have moved from modernity where people wanted to be given the answers and told what to believe and we now live in postmodernity where people are coached into understanding why we believe what we believe.
The problem comes when the church loses its willingness to stand for what is right. There are now two states in the Union who legalized Marijuana. There are also many states now that promote homosexual marriage. In response churches have begun to accept the sin as part of life and no longer promote morality.
Churches have become fearful of standing for the Gospel and instead give people what the itching ears what to hear.
2 Timothy 4:3 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
In this epidemic, churches who stand for what it right have gotten smaller, and churches who give people what they want to hear continue to multiply. Therefore, it is very important that we stop taking the easy way out. Even if it prompts persecution, it is better to stand for what is right, than to blindly become more and more like the world. The more we become like the world, the less God will be able to tell us apart from the lost.