This guy pretty much says it all. Not much need for me to add more. I will, however add that I believe that the reason so many churches are caving in to the pressures of society and beginning to accept and participate in things like gay marriage is because it’s far easier to do that than to begin preaching Biblically.
They hear the cries of ‘foul’ from the culture saying “why do you only condemn homosexuality and not the rampant divorce rates and sexual immorality within the Church? Why do you not deal with gluttony and covetousness??” And these churches are seeing that they have a point, and instead of turning to Scripture and the preaching of the Truth on these things, they are giving in because they think, “If we start preaching from the Bible (against these things), we are going to scare off over half of our members. We won’t have a youth group anymore because we know that most of them are sleeping around, and they would leave. We have a lot of people who are getting divorced for far less that Biblical reasons and who are co-inhabiting with their significant other outside of marriage, so if we begin to preach that these things are wrong, we will lose a lot of our members.”
The sad reality is, they reveal that they don’t believe the Bible and they don’t trust God to take care of them for standing up for the Truth. They are more afraid of losing numbers and money, so they begin preaching the false gospel of acceptance. After all, we all struggle with sin and Jesus said not to judge, right? They show their lack of knowledge of Scripture in failing to see that we are to make proper judgments about sin among those who name themselves believers.
We are, of course, supposed to speak the Truth in love and with gentleness and humility, but if we truly love God and others, we won’t allow them to continue to do things that grieve the heart of God and hurt themselves and others. We are to encourage one another to love and good works, which is one of the main purposes of the Church. The Church is for believers, not the world. We are to go out into the world and change the world, not let the world’s philosophies come in and change the Church. I pray God’s grace and mercy upon these churches who are caving to the demands of society and that He will continue to bring people out of these sinful lifestyles and into a glorious and freeing relationship with Him!