According to surveys, there is not a dime’s difference between the standards of the world and those in the church. The “church” lives and behaves like the fallen world around her in America. See this article.
That explains why we see the lack of impact and influence from the church. The mentality of the world has continued to be embraced by those who have been transformed by the Lord. This is astounding. How can it be? Paul addressed this issue in Romans 13:11-14. Friends, if our lives are going to count for the Kingdom and eternity, we must think and live differently from the world.
“Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” Romans 13:11-14 NASB