There’s a phrase:
It’s right for ship to be in the sea but not right for the sea to be in the ship.
Likewise, it’s right for the church to be in the world but not right for the world to be in the church!
Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the articles of the LORD’s house.
Are we indistinguishable from the world? Are we behaving as the world does? How can we reach a world of sin and darkness if we are standing at the same level as them? We have to stand above to pull them up. We have to depart.
Divorce is just as rampant outside and within the church. Some Christians date non Christians just for the fun. I’m shocked that we’re doing that! We water down the sermons so we don’t scare people away. That’s a recipe for disaster.
Songs are being churned out that lack any biblical depth, just an endless drone of mushy feelings. Worship has become seeker centric, whatever that means. True worship is for worshippers to connect with God, not to only make us feel good with the pulsing beats and catchy tunes.
We have to destroy all the worldly influences in our church. That could be why the church is so ineffective. In our desperate attempt to draw the crowds, we molded to the world instead of God’s word.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.