Do Good Christians Live Sinful Lifestyles?

Why Good Christians Live and Promote Healthy Lifestyles

When immorality is approved by culture, Christians struggle to maintain Biblical values. 

That's why some Christians now suggest that practicing homosexuals or unmarried couples living together can be good Christians. They point out that we're all sinners.

But this argument breaks down quickly:

Why Good Christians Live and Promote Healthy Lifestyles
1. Scripture says we're "deceived" if we think homosexuality or sexual immorality are appropriate for Christians (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).(1) 

2. Repentance is a key to salvation.(2)

We don't become sinless when we follow Christ, but neither do we justify sinful lifestyles. 

We work wholeheartedly to overcome our sins (Philippians 2:13-13).

3. Culture is constantly changing the definition of right and wrong.

No one claims practicing pornographers, pimps, prostitutes, or pedophiles can be good Christians because these lifestyles aren't accepted by culture (at least not yet).

4. Culture defines love many ways, but God is love and all of His commands are loving (1 John 4:8). 

5. Good Christians love people enough to warn them of sins that damage their hearts and souls (Ezekiel 3:20-21; Matthew 18:15; James 5:19-20). 
(1) 1 Cor. 6:11 explains that people are saved out of these sinful lifestyles. If genuine believers fall into one of these sins, it will bring him/her genuine sorrow and genuine repentance. No true believer would continue in the sins listed in this passage (1 John 3:7-10).  See also "Lies Some Christians Believe" and "All Sins Are Not the Same." 
(2)  See Mark 1:15; Acts 26:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 John 3:6.  "Unashamed of God's Word" includes Scriptures about homosexuality, and these devotions include Scriptures about premarital sex: "Sexual Purity Matters to God" and "What Scripture Says About Sex Outside Marriage."

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