As Christians, we are to be the salt and light to this world but are dangerously becoming a hybrid form of Scripture and culture. We are conforming to the pressure making us more culturally centered in our teachings and practices. This mixture of church and culture is seen as we drift from biblical truth in determining what we believe and how we live.

It is not enough to resist the cultural pressures. We must be transformed by the renewing of our mind. This is not a mental, positive-thinking exercise as some suggest. It is listening to God’s Word as our source of truth to understand all issues of life. By speaking the truth in love we mature in Christ so that we are not tossed by the waves of the culture but are firmly anchored in Jesus so that we live in a manner that pleases Him.