There is a big problem in the Christian Church. It seems that Satan himself is trying to infiltrate and subvert the Church by coming as an angel of light in the form of Freemasonry, New Age, Humanism, Seeker-Friendly church, Decisional Evangelism, preaching a watered down social gospel, and the omission of sin and hell.
In essence, a false gospel and a false Christ is being preached. The level of subversion in the church is massive. This in turn is leading to false conversions, shallow Christianity, and an impotent church. The seeker sensitive gospel being preached today, is driven by humanism and relative truth, rather than adhering to the absolutes of the teachings of the Bible. It seems that church leaders are driven by money, power, status, the need for social acceptance, and reliance on worldly methods, rather than the power and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The church today has a form of godliness but denies the power thereof. 2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness: That is, they profess religion, or are associated with the church. This shows that the apostle referred to some great corruption in the church. There can be little doubt that he had his eye on the same great apostasy to which he refers in 2 Thessalonians 2 and 1 Timothy 4. All these things to which he refers here have been practised and tolerated in that apostate church while being zealous to maintain a 'form of godliness', that is, the keeping up of religion.
But denying the power thereof: In other words. opposing the real power of religion; not allowing it to exert any influence in one's life. It imposes no restraint on one's passions and carnal dispositions, but in all respects, except in the form of religion, we live as if we had no religion to adhere to. This has been common in the world. The most regular and bigoted adherence to the forms of religion furnishes no evidence in itself that there is any true piety at heart, or that true religion has any actual control over the soul. It is much easier for people to observe the forms of religion than it is to bring the heart under it's controlling influence.
A.W Tozer prophetically declared before his death:
When such humanistic emphasis becomes dominant in the church, it has moved far towards the less pure end of the scale in many of the areas listed above, and it is moving in the direction of becoming a false church.
Taken from: Systematic Theology, An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem, p 876