My entire life is built around liberalism, I believe that people should make their OWN choices and be held responsible for the same legally or via God. However, the distinction between a “crime” and a “sin” must be made very clearly, the objective of a society is not to “eliminate sin” but to attempt to eliminate crime (one can attempt as it is impossible to eliminate crime anyway) – the European, American and other societies have successfully modeled their social mechanisms on these lines, ask COUNTLESS friends of mine or yours – that a SIN as explained in the Bible is NOT necessarily ENFORCED as a LAW. So for example, adultery
Exodus 20:14 – Ye shall not commit adultery
Hebrew 13:14 – 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral
Luke 16:18 – 18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery
Corinthians 6:9-10 – 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God
Now the ABOVE FOUR VERSES from the Old / New Testament CLEARLY indicate that 1) Adultery is not permissible 2) Divorce is NOT allowed and amounts to adultery (post relationship) and finally that the hereafter is not for those who are sexually “immoral” or idolaters or gays or thieves or greedy or drunkards or swindlers and so on
YET in Western societies:
1 Adultery is NOT punishable but RAPE is
2 Divorce IS allowed and so are remarriages
3 LGBT are protected
4 Drinking IS allowed but criminal checks enforced on limits / driving / behavior
5 SWINDLERS/THIEVES ARE PUNISHABLE BASED ON EVIDENCE
So in this SMALL EXAMPLE 4 of 5 injunctions in the Bible are ignored from a LEGAL perspective. WHY? Because to me they are SINS and if by consensus (like Adultery but not rape) then the government turns a blind eye. Drinking is the same
The problem with some societies perception of rule of law is expectation of ABSOLUTE adherence to textbook injunctions which does NOT practically happen in most countries that promote this, and OFTEN the people promoting it EITHER LIVE IN THE US / WEST OR ASPIRE TO LIVE THERE!
The Western model of Crime vs Sin WORKS – we need to learn and evolve, simple as that!