What has happened to holiness in the body of Christ? Why is so much worldly compromise allowed these days? The Church of Jesus Christ has let themselves be infiltrated by the world’s ways and values. They have a form of godliness but deny it’s power. Even many ministers today focus way too much on loving the sinner but allowing the sin-not addressing it for what it is…SIN! The great revivals of the past have always had their focus on repentance, holiness and purification of sin from both the believer and the unbeliever. If we expect the power of the Holy Spirit to sweep across the nations in these last days, desiring to see people saved and converted unto Christ, we must throw aside the compromise, desire holiness and seek the Lord. We must not be afraid to call a spade a spade. We must not be afraid to confront people in their sin-this includes Christians! Yes we are to love God and love people but that love does not mean we dismiss small sins and make excuses for people based on ‘loving the person but hating the sin’. Yes we are righteous before the Lord in Christ-this is our position but the Lord calls for Holiness among His people!
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[g] I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. (Rev 3:15-19)
Truth has been watered down to something barely recognizable in much of the church today. It’s but a shadow of what it should be. I agree with your statement about ‘censure among our peers’. When one stands up and begins to preach the truth, under the anointing power of God, they will come under criticism for sure. The church as a whole today has little power but a ton of programs. As Paul stated in his 2nd letter to Timothy, ‘having a form of godliness but denying it’s power’.