Too many Christians of our day seem to be totally unconcerned with the need to be conformed to the image of Christ (Rom.8: 29). Rather, they seem to think that they can live pretty much as they please, as long as they admit it to God. This could not be farther from the truth. Somewhere along the line we have lost our fear of God. As John Franklin says:
Barna Research shows no significant difference in the lifestyles of Christians within the church and those of pagans when it comes to living together before marriage, illegitimate births, gambling, and discounting absolute standards of right and wrong. In fact, the divorce rate among Christians is even higher (26% compared to 22%).
Light, A magazine of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Of The Southern Baptist Convention.
From Donnie Martin’s Sermon: Longing for the Likeness of the Lord