Many don't WANT to see what is needed to really follow Christ. It is a matter of sacrificing oneself, the "old flesh", which is not popular at all. No, they say, we must have confidence in ourselves and high self-esteem, which is more palatable. The church is following worldly psychology rather than God's word.
They want to be entertained, or just think that attending a church and hear the word (whatever that may be) is enough to enter heaven. BUT the sad thing is... this is NOT enough. Jesus Himself says: "Not they that say Lord Lord... BUT WHO DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER."
Some preachers are guilty of leading the flock astray. I have said several times that in case of, if your church need a preacher for a service, I would love to come and preach God's word. They know that I will rock the church with the power of God when I get a chance... so I'm not asked to preach
Many of the church members are hungry for a Word which speaks personally to them. They want to hear what GOD HAS TO SAY, but don't know how to present this to the pastor and speak up. Others who want to be entertained... SPEAK UP... THUS entertainment they'll get.
This writing has far more detail and has been moved to Dr. Veerman's major web site:
Be blessed in the Lord.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman