One key thing I learned from reading the Bible is that Jesus brought understanding and release from sin to others through love and connection.
Christians tend to battle sin with control and regulation.
Look at how fiercely some Christians want to control the rights of people of differing sexual orientation, the rights of people to use recreational drugs, and abortion rights – to name a few. How often do you hear of a Christian actually wanting to bring love and connection to these people they are trying to regulate and control? Personally, not often at all. The act of these things is targeted as the issue, not the underlying causes.
Also, such a reliance on control and regulation demonstrates a strong lack of belief in God’s judgement. Having laws to provide guidance to potentially troubled individuals would be very beneficial. Being open to understand the problems (or lack of) associated with such behaviours would also be beneficial. Condemnation and judgement has shown time and time again to work against the humanity of others rather than for it. Jesus knew that 2000 years ago.
Why are Christians still not listening?