Is it possibly the result of a culture more and more individualized, self centered and self serving, that the gospel has become about my personal ticket into heaven? And does it seem again to be a cultural pressure that has further reduced this to believing the right things and keeping my penis out of trouble?
I mean, is this the radical message of Jesus? Believe these ten things, and don't be naughty and you are over the line? What happened to love your neighbor as yourself? What happened to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God? What happened to God's will being done on earth, like it is in heaven?