If we accept sin, at what point will we stop? None of us are without sin. We are not to judge. But we are to hold each other accountable and there are guidelines spelled out for our leaders.
If we change the rules and accept behavior that is contrary to scripture then we are on an open free fall to accept anything.
Acceptance to alcohol has changed numerous times over generations and cultures while it has always been a given that murder is sin. As a culture unravels sin and opens doors to new acceptance levels new issues will be examined. Not all of these issues will be sin of course and may be a cultural or religious bias.
Here is a plain example. In the early 1900’s it was unaccepted (sin) for women to display ankles in public. That accepted dress level rose through the century until almost everything was exposed! At what point was exposure sin – It depends on who you ask.
We are a sinful bunch and we will continue to push the limits. We need to pray and seek wisdom over how we deal with issues in the body. Are we being judgmental or are we following God’s direction? Are we being prudish and self righteous or are we demanding Godly behavior? Are we demanding too much from leaders or are we holding them accountable? If we open the doors to what has been considered sin by previous generations are we opening doors for more sin?
Finally – are we divided about allowing believers to buy insurance, drive cars, watch movies, drink, smoke and swear; or are we going to allow leaders to be murders and idolaters?
It’s not a fun subject but we need to ask.