A conflux of influences in the life of a Christian can gradually change their beliefs.
This is why Christians need to continually refresh each other’s understanding of Christian teachings by using the tools and opportunities available to them.
Over time, the influences Christians received that strongly encouraged them to become Christian can fade away and other influences can begin to discreetly reshape their beliefs. This is why Christians need to continually refresh each other’s understanding of Christian teachings by using the tools and opportunities available to them.
The way people think often does not remain stagnant. As thinkers such as Lacan have discussed, what people think can be a web of changing influences in their life. Regular exposure to ideas from different forms of media, friends and coworkers that are not Christian can gradually change how Christians think without them noticing much at times.
Currently, many Christians embrace ideas that are far removed from Christianity. A number of Christians don’t even believe in bringing up Christianity in the public anymore because they have been socialized over time to think they shouldn’t. This is why Christians need to continually try to maintain each other’s faith not only in Church but also in the public square where Christians live most of their lives.