(1 John 1:9) However, a real Christian isn’t practicing SIN. You may ignore those areas because you “love” him and he’s “on his way to being saved” or you’re trying to “get him saved.” You may have been with that person for a really long time and you don’t want to start over with anybody else but you know good and well that person, (insert name) is not God’s best for your life.
God knows that you’re not going to walk around sinless and neither will those around you but this text is referring to those people that deliberately sin, feel no guilt, shame or remorse and then come up with excuses in their head to why they think it’s ok.
If you continue to read that same scripture—it says to JUDGE the person inside the church who claims to be a Christian yet indulges in sexual sin.
This isn’t a chance for you to yell at everyone and call the out unless you’re ready to call yourself out.
You go to your sister in Christ and confront and discipline that person from a caring place of LOVE.
1 John 2:4- “If someone claims “I know God, “ but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. Stop telling me that you belong to Jesus if you hate someone that hurt you. When you take each day—day by day—you’re living for Christ.