There are two overarching narratives competing with one another in Christianity today. One is that Jesus is fine with you as you are. Be you drunk, homosexual or “sinful” in some other way, don’t worry about it.
The other is that you were born a sinner and need to be reminded constantly of how wretched you are. Jesus is not pleased with sinners so he is not pleased with you.
While it is around us all the time, the latter message was laid out clearly by a “fire and brimstone” preacher. He is upset with the preaching that has become popular portraying Jesus as a tolerant friend.
As I view our contemporary culture, I see an emphasis on diversity and accepting people different than ourselves. Certainly I see this in what our granddaughters bring home from their public schools. Trump Christians, though a minority, disapprove of acceptance and diversity.
I would guess the part of our society encouraging the acceptance of diversity is the same part that sees Jesus as a friend also accepting diverse people including sinners. The enemies of this view see Jesus as an enemy of diversity as well. The two separate cultures also have different Jesuses.
The Jesus that tells us we are bad, born sinners, and need to go through him to shape up is a Jesus that fit our culture for long time. A new culture with a new Jesus seems on its way.
The new Jesus is a better product.