I don’t understand why people use “Freedom in Christ” to justify their border-line sinful decisions.
Instead of trying to get away with things like swearing, insulting, or putting people down, how about you try following Christ instead?
Yeah, I said it. Perhaps following Jesus isn’t just about living morally good lives. It’s more than that. Following Christ means being an example to everyone else. It’s being His ambassador. You make a very poor representative of the King of Heaven if you care more about your “freedom” instead of living a life to lead Christians and non-Christians. You’re supposed to be an example.
Now, I’m not saying we are not to practice our freedom, but justifying your actions with “There are worse things in the world” and “Jesus ate and drank with sinners” is no excuse for your actions. You know what? Go eat and drink with sinners, except act like Jesus. How about that? There you go, there is no excuse left for you. Better yet, imagine you’re hanging out with Jesus. Eat and drink around Him, and see how differently you act.
You’re not called to be comfortable, complacent, or lazy. You’re called to be outstanding, exemplary, and Christ-like.
Be worthy of imitation. Follow Christ.