Go Upstream-Biblical not Popular
If you determine to Go Upstream (taking a stand on Biblical principles, doing the will of God, living a life that gives glory to God) you will be going against the flow of the extremes in the culture, in politics, and in Christianity. Those who go upstream are biblical but not very popular. Biblical and popular are opposites and will always be the case. The Bible makes it clear that there is always only a remnant that desire to follow the principles found in the Bible.What is also true is that in the end times, the last days, there will be those who who want their ears tickled.
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Question? Which group has itching ears? I would argue both groups. The listeners and the teachers. The listeners do not want to hear sound doctrine because it requires them to change what they are doing. The teachers have itching ears because they have pride and will lessen truth so that people will like them.
However the Amplified Bible makes it clear it is the listeners who want their ears tickled with something pleasing.
For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold,
If you stand for truth, if you speak truth, if you live a life that is based upon biblical truths, you will not be popular. BUT you will not be one tries to find support for your sin and you will be one that is not deceived.
It is time for Christians to want to be biblical, not popular.
They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
1 Timothy 4:1
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,