So, having said that, let me share with you what I think are at least seven (7) items that have had a detrimental affect on the local church. By the way these items are in no order of importance or significance.
- The chasing of the American dream
- The dumbing down of the gospel
- The shift from a God-centered vision/focus to a man-centered vision/focus
- The casualness/nonchalance in the pulpit
- The removal of the pulpit
- The loss of expository preaching
- The influx of Neo-evangelicalism