In an effort to convince people that Christianity is worth embracing, there is a natural tendency to soften and diminish the culturally unpopular aspects of our faith. Many of the people who do this mean well. But the more palatable we make Christianity, the more powerless it becomes. If everyone and everything is morally acceptable, then who needs a Savior?
Two thousand years of church history show that when culture redefines Christianity, the church loses its leverage and influence. Instead of lowering the standard, let’s speak the truth in love. Let’s invite people to embrace and rejoice in the grace made available to them through Jesus Christ, a grace that is greater than all our sin.