How about you, and how about me? Are we throwing stones at other sinners while we are not batting an eye about our own sins? Sin is sin, no matter how we categorize it. You and I have not been given the responsibility and or authority to decide which sin should be tolerated, and which one should be punished. Let us stop judging and pointing fingers at others. The wages of sin is death, the Bible says, no matter the category (Rom 3:23).
In the book of Luke, Jesus told His disciples, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned (Lk 6:37); “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye” (Lk 6:41)? If Jesus, the only righteous One, with the power and authority to judge and condemn shows mercy (Jn 8:10-11), who are we to be judging and condemning others?
Showing mercy does not mean condoning. We can, and should come along side each other in love, to rebuke, encourage, and build up. The apostle Paul puts it this way, “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently” (Gal 6:1a).
So fellow sinners, let us all drop each one his or her stone!