Only a few small books or tracts have attempted to deal with the basic and practical principles which should distinguish the Christian life from that of the world.
The reason for this reluctance to write on these specifics of Christian conduct probably rests upon two fears: First, the fear of offending the rather large majority of church members who are living far below the biblical standard. Second, the fear of being labeled as judgmental, legalistic, holier-than-thou, and lacking in the personal, love-relationship with Christ.
We are forced to recognize that these fears have often been justified. There has been too much written in the spirit of pharisaism.
One final observation should be made before you begin reading the pages which follow. The doctrine of Christian standards is for spiritual people only. This book is not written for the unconverted. Indeed, it will appear only as a lot of foolishness to the worldly class.