We’re living in an age when everything is okay. And if it’s not okay, we’ll try to make it sound okay by creating a euphemism to make it sound different or better than it really is. Even though it may not be okay at all. People substitute words or phrases that they consider less offensive ways of expressing something.
For instance, they call . . .
- a thief ethically challenged
- an alcoholic an anti-sobriety activist
- abortion a near life experience
- an immigrant a newcomer
- a bald man comb free
- a homeless person residentially flexible
- a fat person easy to see
- a lie terminological inexactitude
We live in a time when it’s not okay to offend anyone or anything any time in any way. In my opinion, the church is sliding down the same slippery slope. Trying to be socially and morally acceptable to everyone and hold no one accountable for their sins.
It’s not just the people in the pews giving everyone a pass on being okay. Many preachers, it seems, are more concerned with the size of their worship centers than the sins of their flock.
Many churches appear more social than spiritual these days. They seem to
So, because you are lukewarm–
neither hot nor cold–
I am about to spit you
out of my mouth.
be taking God and His Word out of the pulpit and out of the message.When the church becomes more interested in growing their attendance than growing disciples we’re headed for a church calamity of epic, possibly intractable, proportions.