Am I just getting old, or are we drinking the koolaid of evil in bigger doses than we think? When I was a kid, there were sure as shooting some doing some awful, dirty, depraved, evil things. BUT it was generally recognized by our society that they were awful, dirty, depraved, evil things. Today it seems even the saved don't know clean from filthy. When I was a kid, Baptists did indeed disagree among ourselves, and folks of various denominations did indeed disagree with each other. BUT we were very careful to state correctly what the "other guy" taught and refute what he actually taught, not MISTATE his teachings and then scoriate him based on that. Today we seem to want to just paint others as evil, name call, and then storm off in a fit of self righteousness. No different than the world. One of my personal devotions readings today was from Exodus, various laws. So much of it I was reading with kind of a "well, duh, of course" mindset when it occured to me that in today's world, such common sense teaching is just.....not.....common. We went over and over this stuff as kids--what constituted honoring God and loving your neighbor and what did not. I honestly think most of it would be pretty novel ideas to most of society today. And I had to wonder--in trying to keep people in church have we stopped winning them to Christ? Have we lost our witness to a lost world because we don't live like we think sin is sin? How can people respond to a gospel if they don't know they need a Savior, and how will they know that if everyone just does what is right in his own eyes? If the Lord lingers a while longer before returning, how big a whuppin' will He have to give THE CHURCH, not the world, in order to bring revival? Your thoughts?