Our culture is in a state where it is used to the darkness. Our culture is like how our eyes adjust to a dark room. We live in a country founded on Christian values so there is a glimmer of light in the room. We do not pursue the light. Therefore, we only use the light to bask in the in the darkness. We get used to the moral fabric of our culture heading towards the depths of hell. Definitions get changed to make us feel better. Are we close to pushing the light out indefinitely?
Our culture is reflective in our media. Sitcoms, movies, and the news reflects what we are focused on. Our entertainment leads to our indoctrination. One by one we accept new ideas that are normal. Sitcoms show us it is not normal to save yourself for marriage. The concept is even made fun of in popular TV shows. We accept it as a normal idea within our culture and move on. Sin, regardless of the degree, should not be brushed off and considered normal.
What is considered normal? Also, what is considered good? Many times, people equate the two questions I asked as the same question. If people are inherently good, then what is normal is good. Truth tells us that humanity is not inherently good. We are easily lead into darkness and sin. If normal is leading us to sin, we should be battling against our culture going into darkness. Sinful beliefs are easy. Confronting your own sin by entering the light is abnormal.
Many Christians in our culture tell themselves lies. We tell each other that we need to only invest in battles we can win. The implication is that we shouldn’t fight. My claim is that we need to fight for the truth even if we lose. This lie has a primal emotion. That emotion is fear. We are afraid of the reaction of our culture. Unfortunately, the fear is from the reaction of other Christians to your unpopular opinions. If your unpopular opinion is truthful then who cares about the reaction of others.
When Christians are in the dark with the rest of the world why would the world be drawn to Christ? What you sell people is subjective morality that they are fed daily. The subjective morality of the world is far more powerful then a subjective morality of a Christian. One doesn’t have any care about the weight of sin. You wonder why a culture can go downhill fast? It is when the people that are supposed to point people to the light are leading people into darkness.