We’ve all heard how there are religious groups that want to ban addictive drugs. But isn’t something you hate actually a reflection on yourself?
“Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” ~ 1 John 3:15 NIV
Kind of along the same lines.
Preventing someone from doing something isn’t loving [edit: unless there is an immediate danger]. Helping someone understand why they shouldn’t do something is [a much more] loving thing to do.
And don’t use the eternal life in heaven stuff. There are consequences to actions. It’s one of Newton’s Laws of Motion – every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Learn how to understand the actual reactions to sinful actions and you will be able to communicate the ideas of the Bible in a much more practical way.
But still there are those who go to church every Sunday, read the Bible when they can, follow the instructions inside about what’s sinful and what’s not, and go along with whatever their church communities are promoting. There’s nothing wrong with that. Everyone has free will. But without understanding practical application of the lessons of the Bible, isn’t it a bit of a repetitive, hollow endeavor used to achieve a blissful state? You know, like a drug addiction?