Morality and the Gospel
Here is another excellent, insightful article from Jeff Weddle.
There is a danger within Christianity to boil everything down to morals.
Moral behavior is an outflow of Spirit-directed faith, but it is by no means an operative part of Christianity. Being good does not win points with God, nor does it clean up the old man, nor does it cause salvation.
However, most “Christians” use morality as THE MAIN ISSUE. Therefore, we get hot and bothered about threats to our “Judaeo-Christian” morality.
So, according to Jesus, which is worse: someone with strange sexual proclivities (say like, a prostitute) or people who blaspheme God (scribes and Pharisees)? Matthew 23 rails on religious false teachers. There is no equivalent chapter-long diatribe against sexual perverts.
Certainly He views them both as sinners (Romans 1 is close to a diatribe against sexual perversion!), but He certainly made more of an issue over those who were leading people astray spiritually than He ever did over sexual problems.
Again, sexual perversions are sin, He did address them at times, but spiritual perversion got a bigger rise out of Jesus.
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