Perception is not always reality. Truth is more than “my truth.” If we are going to engage our secularized culture with biblical truth, we must believe it to be the truth, since such engagement with moral issues faces greater opposition than ever before in American history.
The charge of being a hypocrite if you support the president is often thrown at many Bible-believing Americans. But hypocrisy means to intentionally deceive someone—who I am on Sunday is not who I am on Monday. We are not dealing with hypocrisy here. So what are we dealing with?
There is a very troubling trend in the evangelical church as a whole. Today, the truth is often neglected, watered-down, or avoided altogether in the hope of not offending members and building a large audience. Judgment is never mentioned, repentance is never sought and sin is often excused. We want to build a church rather than break a heart; be politically correct rather than biblically correct; coddle and comfort rather than stir and convict.