The question was posed to me recently... What in our culture is acceptable for me to take part in and what isn't?
Wow. I wish there was an easy answer to that question. Here is the most simplistic answer I know... If the Bible, God's Word, says not to do it... don't do it. Everything is game, unless you personally know the God's Spirit is calling you to refrain.
Jesus said if you love him you will keep his commands (John 14:15). God says that we must keep his requirements, decrees and laws at all times (Deuteronomy 11:1). So the Word of God is t he final authority for us. Nothing of God will go against his written Word.
Jesus also gave us the Guide, the Holy Spirit, to show us how to live and guide us by truth in the things we are to do and not do (John 16:13). When we live in the Spirit we are to keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). Notice here it is the Holy Spirit which leads us. Not the "added" commands of men... the legalism that we as humans box around us. That is not of God. Freedom is.
All that said.... the long answer is very long indeed. Much longer than this blog.
One mention here: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Many people claimed that any food that was sacrificed to idols would be sinful to eat. Paul stated this as truth... Eating it would not be sinful. Because the idol is no god. It is just food. What would be sinful is eating it in a way which would cause other people to stumble. So where do I draw a line in the sand? After searching and obeying God's will and the Holy Spirit's leading... how what I do leads other people, particularly in public.
The world is not for us. It might be attractive, but we are not of the world (John 17:16). And we need to remember that as Jesus followers. I do. It gives me hope. Real hope. Far more than I could ever dream of on this earth.
Where do you draw the line in the sand? Honor God by His Word. Follow the Spirit's guiding in your life. Is that not worship?
worship Him 24/7...
PS - Fun Note: the often used phrase "drawing the line" is a reference to Jesus himself drawing a line in the sand when a woman caught in adultery was about to be stoned for her sins. He drew the line and said... if you are without sin be the first to throw the stone. Everyone walked away (John 8:1-11). Point: let's not be so quick to condemn. Let's love. In truth and grace (John 1:14-17).