you think we ought to welcome people into the church by teaching them that they need not imitate Christ or keep His commandments? That’s not “the church” we’ve welcomed them into, sir. It’s damnation.
Christ died so that we may be released from the bondage of our sins. When you ask for Him to accept the very sin He shed His blood to free us from, you offend Him deeply. Worse, you reject His sacrifice. And when you reject His sacrifice, you reject the faith which was born from that sacrifice.