Behold, all things have…remained old.

So that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (LITV)

I must say that it appears to me that the "New Kind of Christian" being created is simply the old kind of Christianity that fits right into the modern, fallen culture. A Christianity that requires no distinction from the fallen culture, or that changes with the surrounding culture, will find many followers, and draw good support. The reports I have followed, and they are by no means complete, tell of growing "Christian" movements that blend in with the fallen culture, requiring no change except maybe a bumper sticker, letter head or a tee shirt that mentions Christ.

Sadly, there are churches and Christians looking for Scriptural justification for "top-notch martinis" and "louder steel guitars", for that kind of Christianity is quite appealing to the world. How many churches have the contemporary service with the "louder steel guitars" in order to be attractive to whatever the current culture demands? Then the same churches have a more traditional service to keep the older members happy, so they will continue to support the church.

No doubt many Gen-Xers and the Millennials (born after 1982) have been wounded and broken by the collapse of modern society, and the lack of direction and purpose of an empty Christianity which offers nothing but a hope and a prayer, and the continual message of "just wait for the rapture".

Maybe I am misreading Scripture, but it seems to me [we are] to teach that old things are passed away, and all things become new for those in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:17.) Old things! Robertson defines the old things as the old way of looking at Christ. Gill defines old things as "the old course of living, the old way of serving God" including "the old legal righteousness, old companions and acquaintances…" Calvin: "Now by old things he means, the things that are not formed anew by the Spirit of God. Hence this term is placed in contrast with renewing grace. The expression passed away, he uses in the sense of fading away, as things that are of short duration are wont to fall off, when they have passed their proper season. Hence it is only the new man, that flourishes and is vigorous {2} in the kingdom of Christ."

- Ovid Need