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You don’t hear much about sin from the pulpit anymore. Recognizing and identifying it; wrestling with the guilt of it; repenting of it, or for that matter, dealing with it at all—those ideas are passé in most churches today.
What you will hear is a lot of talk about brokenness and negativity, as if Christ humbled Himself to the point of death to cure depression and fix bad attitudes. The modern church has largely done away with the biblical language of sin and salvation, replacing it with gooey postmodern verbiage that appeals to a generation raised on psychobabble and self-help seminars.
One popular preacher—and in this case, I use that term very loosely—recently devoted his Easter Sunday service to a rambling, confusing analogy of Christ as a breath mint. He actually had the audacity to compare the offenses of sin to bad breath, and cast Christ as the Agent who masks its affects.
That kind of pseudo-spiritual garbage passes in some circles as a gospel presentation. And even in churches that don’t stoop to that ridiculously low level, you still won’t hear much talk involving the biblical language of sin, guilt, and repentance.
Source: Whatever Happened to Sin?