One thing I have found through the years, since I have been saved, is that those who condone, excuse, and justify sin, in the lives of others, within the body of Christ, have hidden sin in their own lives that they justify to themselves. They think God does not know and is not going to judge, He is, and His judgment will begin with His body.
All that condone sin, shall held accountable for leading people astray from the truth of the Word of God!
I ask you brethren, Leaders, "Do you really want to be responsible for the eternal torment of anyones soul?"
I ask those in sin amongst the brethren, "Why do you hate the Truth so much?"........ it is the Truth that is able to set you free........This is not the hour, to justify our sins, or anyone elses saints, it is time to repent and turn from our sins. This is the hour in which God is moving, to cleanse and purify His body, and for some it shall not be pleasant, because no chastisement of the Lord is pleasant for the moment.
Saints there are wicked leaders, active amongst the saints of God, seeking whom they can recruit for their own ends, for their own profit. They say to the wicked man, you are right with God, when the wicked man is set to perish in his sin.
The wicked also, seek out those who will justify their sin, and tell them what they want to hear, those who will tickle their ears.
Generally those amongst the brethren, who are in sin, will surround themselves with the luke warm, those who have besetting sin active in their lives.
Beware saints, and try the spirit's of men, ask God for discernment, ask Him to reveal the wicked amongst the brethren.
There are many who on the surface seem Godly, they lift themselves up in the eyes of men, when they are base people, with only a form of Godliness. They are drunken on their own knowledge, intelligence, and ability to draw sheep unto themselves. They are full of every wicked thing, they have mean, spiteful, vindictive, unloving, gossiping, unforgiving and vain hearts, they are full of dead men's bones and pride, and they lack the pure love of God.
Some, God has tried to deal with, but they are self assured people who have hardened their hearts, and chosen to continue in their own ways, thinking themselves to be accepted of God. They are not. Their hearts are not clean before the Lord, and He has found them guilty and He shall spew them out, He shall cut them off, lest they humble themselves and be quick to repent!
God's word says that if any amongst us is in active, blatant sin, and who refuse to turn from it, we are to put that one out from amongst us.
1 Corinthians 5: 9-13
9. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
10. Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
11. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13. But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
Men are not to gather disciples after themselves, rather they are to be examples, and say, "Follow me as I follow Christ."