Because many are careful not to be called a legalist, some have swung to the other side of the pendulum and have gone into extreme tolerance to the point of compromising convictions (impurity, obscenity, alcoholism, materialism, greed, pride, lashing with the tongue, etc).
“Because we’re now under grace and not the law,” we have used it to become a license to do whatever we want as long as it’s not technically or flat out sinful.
But the grace of God does not give us the license to do whatever we want. In fact, it urges us to live a life that pleases God because we have been saved undeservingly by His grace.
We obey not to be accepted. We obey because we have been accepted.
We please God not to earn His love. We please Him because we have received His love.
With this said, we live life in honor of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Notwithstanding this truth, we also consider those who are around us.
Because of this type of tolerance, it has caused others’ conscience to be wounded and some to fall from their faith.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 8:12, “When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.”
If we say because of God’s grace, we can do whatever we want, then we haven’t understood God’s grace at all.
Anyone who continues to live in Him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know Him or understand who He is. (1 John 3:6)