God cannot lower His standards. That others (no matter how great they are in ministry) have lowered their standards to accommodate the changing times in the world does not mean God has lowered His. The story is told of a man who rushed into a suburban railroad station one morning and, almost breathlessly, asked the ticket agent: “When does the 8:01 train leave?”
“At 8:01,” was the answer.
“Well,” the man replied, “my watch says it’s 7:59, the town clock says it’s 7:57, but the station clock says it’s 8:04. Which clock am I to go by?”