Is it a common practice for a Baptist Church to accept anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ, without regard to their situation in life? To be blunt, if someone is involved in known, unrepentant sin (fornication, adultery, homosexuality, alcoholism, etc) should they be accepted into church membership with no questions asked? The church I attend, recently accepted a couple into membership who are currently living together and plan on getting married in June. I put two and two together about the couple after they were accepted. Have since come to learn that people in the church knew of their relationship before acceptance and had no problem with it. I was flabbergasted and still am today. One member told me that the Bible might say it's wrong, but who am I to judge them. Our church, the one I attend has serious spiritual problems and when someone who takes membership seriously is a significant minority in the church, NASA we have a problem. We should welcome and love all who wish to worship with us, but if they seek membership they need to have shown repentance and turn away from their sinful lifestyle. The church appears way too liberal for me and I am seriously considering resigning from the church. Should I undertake this step or stay and work to change hearts and minds by being involved in strong discipleship and bible study programs? For the record, the church is without a pastor, we have a young man, who is our interim pastor. Also, we have no constitution or by-laws in place. Major concern! Any guidance or counsel that can be provided will be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to pm me.