I don’t know of too many who call themselves Christian who wouldn’t want to have a moral and honest government. I think most all citizens of any country would want that or at least they should. However, is it unethical for those who are called Christian to condemn one sin over another? It is common place for some to condemn abortion and homosexuality as if these were the only two sins in the world. Yet, anyone who knows anything about the bible knows that the two sins mentioned most as a work of the flesh were neither of these two. Adultery and fornication are mentioned more often, and always at the top of the list, as the two abominations God said had no chance of entering into heaven (1 Cor 6:9-10 f; Gal 5:19-21).
So, if some want to make abortion illegal and worthy of prison time, and if they want to ban gay marriages because such are an abomination to God, then why not include all those who are committing and living in adultery and fornicators among those worthy of such (Rom, 1:29-32). Why not ban adulterous marriages and send all who do such to prison? There will be more adulterers in hell come the day of judgment than any other sin under the sun.
To this end, the system of pointing fingers in politics stop. Why? Because not only is congress filled with adulterers, but also most churches. In fact, I am sure most churches have preachers, elders, deacons, or many of its members who are living in adultery. I am equally sure that many of its members are committing fornication in secret.
Hypocrisy is one sin in which Christ condemned the most of the Pharisees. In fact, in chapter 23 of Matthew, Jesus calls the Pharisees hypocrites no less than 7 times (Matt 23:13-15; 23,25,27,29). They condemned things that they were guilty of themselves. If we are going to point our fingers at sin, and we must, then we also must clean out our own back door first. We must practice what we preach before we can preach to others. Paul said, “You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? You who say, “Do not commit adultery,” do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?” (Rom 2:21-23).
Many in churches today have redefined adultery to mean that they can marry and remarry for any cause and be acceptable with God. Most in the church itself have added words to the Lord’s commandment on adultery in order to justify their sinful marriages. It is true you may be able to fool mankind by such actions, but come the day of judgment you will have to pay with your very soul for committing adultery. Christ and his apostles were much too clear about adultery for anyone to cry come the day of judgment that they didn’t know such was written (Read carefully again and again Matthew 5:32; 19:9 ff; Rom 7:2,3; 1 Cor 7:10,11; 1 Cor 7:39).
It is not enough to condemn the sins of the wicked, but we also must condemn our own sins and repent of them before we can lay claim on any righteous judgment upon others (Jn 7:24). Paul’s most harsh condemnation to hypocritical judgment was written to the Romans. “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Rom 2:1-5). This doesn’t mean that Christians are not to judge such matters. If not, then how can we teach a person that such sins they are committing, to be a sin? How could the infallible Word of God be preached by fallible men if one had to live a sinless life? No one was sinless except God (Lk 18:19). Anyone who claims to be sinless is a liar (1 Jn 1:10) Yet, we must of necessity live a good and moral life before God and man before we condemn the sinful actions of others. Therefore, if we want to clean house, let us first clean out our own house and then let us clean up the church itself, before we attempt to condemn the evil world around us (Matt 7:1-5).