The Christian life is not meant to be lived at a standstill or in retreat. We are called to run to the battle and meet the enemy wherever he may be found. When Jesus told us to go into all the earth (Matthew 28:19-20), He gave us our marching orders. We are to go out, not stand still or back down. The surrounding culture is growing ever more hostile to the teachings of Jesus and our faith. The world does not believe Jesus is the Son of God because the implication of that belief means they would be accountable to someone other than themselves.
They fear an omnipotent Creator God more than anything because such a God demands their lives be held to a standard other than one of their creation. As society grows increasingly selfish and prideful, it is the followers of Christ, His Church, who must uphold the light in the darkness.