Christianity isn’t an oppressive religion; young believers are just unsure and insecure about their faith.
There are many stigmas tied to the faith: “Christianity is demanding”, “It’s too patriarchal”, and “The faith should evolve with society”.
Understandably, the unbeliever would feel this way as they are not under the same guidance as this community. However, modern [young] believers have fallen to societal expectations of a heavenly system.
Since the creation of the church, most arguments and debates were focused on legitimate issues such as, the Jew vs. Gentile debate and the function of salvation. It was not until the later half of the 20th Century that many people, even believers, started focusing their questions on the legitimacy of the rules laid out by God and the authority of the leaders of the old church in the extreme is they are today.
Although we do not think like God, as believers we should be inclined to trust his thinking over ours. Yet our own arrogance does not recognize this.
Many young believers that claim they know the faith, but do not extend their knowledge towards biblical scholarship and personal devotion to the text, tend to put God inside of a bubble. Instead, it is us inside of his snow globe that we call the universe.
They find solace in the belief that Christianity was created to have “good morals”, yet they continue to choose what morals they want and don’t want.
Assuming God exists and he sent down his only son to die for our sins, we should be moved physically and emotionally to believe whatever he spoke to us and to the church forefathers for us to continue the path to serenity.
God’s word is not malleable. Unlike the constitution, this isn’t a debate we should be having. As believers, we should be willing to investigate the text thoroughly, however, we should not be looking for reasons to disregard the clear teachings.