The Bible commands us to run from the darkness (1 Timothy 6:11), not to see how much of it we can let into our life before it becomes a problem. In our churches and our lives, we see the results of compromise compounded over years. We now see it on vulgar display in our country every day. I remember embracing a more progressive form of Christianity for many years. A more socially hip church and theology seemed like a welcome relief from what I perceived to be the tired and stagnating Christianity of my youth.
Satan is a clever and effective liar. You have to give him that. It’s one thing to be deceived, another to admit it, but something even more to turn from it. This is where we find ourselves today. After decades of compromising with the culture, we now find the faith of our fathers in somewhat of a death spiral.