"What works for you works for you; what works for me works for me."
"I don't think it's right, but who am I to tell someone else not to do it?"
"Don't tell me what to do and I won't tell you what to do."
"Really you should just mind your own business, because it's not your place to judge."
These are a few ways we express moral relativism in our society. We have adopted this attitude that whatever you want to do should be okay and we have no right to impose our biblical standard (truth) on anyone.
I appreciate what John Piper says about relativism: "The claim that there is no one standard for truth and falsehood that is valid for everyone is rooted most deeply in the desire of the fallen human mind to be free from all authority and to enjoy the exaltation of self." (You can read his entire lesson on "The Challenge of Relativism")
To clarify, I am not talking about issues that are non-essential. Christians often fight over whose standard needs to be followed, but I am talking about issues that are essential.
I believe we don't want to say, "This or that is wrong" is because then we open ourselves up to being under the authority of Truth.
We, as Christians, must examine areas where we've allowed ourselves to say, "Well, I don't agree with that and I think the bible clearly says it's wrong, but who am I to say anything about it, after all, if it's good for them, it's good for them. I would never do it, but I can't judge."
How do you believe this mindset has filtered into the church?