You are left to wonder just what kind of God these people worship!? These paradoxes shouldn't surprise us; never before in the history of the church has doctrine been so universally disparaged and held in contempt. And this attitude threatens the very gospel message Christ commissioned His Bride to proclaim (Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-47). The title of a MacArthur best-seller sums it up well, the church has become Ashamed of the Gospel!
The church too often today is more concerned with "relevance" than truth. It marches to the drum beat of popularity and trendiness. It gets its agenda from the world and has succumbed to worldliness.
For example, tolerance is the great virtue of our age, and anyone who would dare "call a spade a spade" and refer to someone's activities or lifestyle as "sinful" is stigmatized as the real enemy of society and progress. More than ever it seems churches are full of people with "itching ears." There seems to be no shortage of men who will "scratch" or "tickle" those ears.
Tolerance has also invaded the church in the form of a growing acceptance of heresy (the openness of God theology, for example) and a corresponding reluctance to confront sin within the Body as the Bible specifically instructs (Matt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5:1-13). It seems "live and let live" is the motto or mantra of the day. Churches tolerate both sin and sinners rather than confront the people of God with the Word of God.