Spencer W Kimball, speaking of Christian churches in general, stated the following.
"One prominent voice booms out that there are many steepled edifices in which the word sin has not been mentioned for a long time, and a preachment against it cannot be remembered."
What struck me most when I heard that recently was whether that same culture actually has many proponents now in our own wards and churches.
I think that it has. There are those that want "a more loving message" among us. Even among those who are not actually apostate, I think this is quietly sneaking into our wards.
Good men and women still speak plainly, no doubt.
But let us be careful to heed the warning implicit in President Kimballs mournful complaint about the other churches of his day.