First let me state the obvious: I am human, so, unfortunately, that means I am going to fail you at times.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
I John 1:8
I apologize in advance, and will apologize when it happens, too.
But do let me say that, even if I believe that your choices are not healthy or beneficial for your well-being,
“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive.
1 Corinithians 10:23
I love you!
That means, with God in me, I will greet you with joy and peace and treat you with love, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
If I love you, why do I write things that frustrate you?
First, God asks that I share what He has shared with me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Also, I don’t want to be the cause of you believing something that is going to harm you. Quite selfishly, it is bad for me if I cause you to stumble.
“If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.”
Finally, I want you to live truly free!
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
1 Peter 2:16