In another thread about IFB traditions, many example were brought up. For example: KJV Dresses or skirts only No smoking, drinking, dancing alter calls tithing easter egg hunts Most of us agree that drunkenness, extra-marital affairs, using the Jehovah Witness "Bible" are all outside the realm of pleasing the Lord. But, does the Bible teach it is a sin for teens to go to a well chaperon prom, to sing all 4 verses of "Just as I Am" six times; to prohibit a "visit from Santa Clause in Sunday School" So my questions is: is a church wrong for having stricter standards, provided they make it clear that failure to do so is not a sin - but only a preference. For example, 1. a pastor may say he does not want SS teachers to wear bluejeans but rather something more appropriate for a teacher; and he would prefer the women wore dresses & men wore ties 2. A pastor insist all have the KJV - not because he is KJO, but so everyone is reading out of the same version so the reading will not be confusing 3. The pastor prefers people not eat and drink in the sanctuary simply out of respect, of not only keeping the carpets clean, but to give honor to the Lord. 4. A divorced man may not serve as deacon because, we want the highest standards. So, should a church be permitted to have higher standards - as long as they make it clear that failure does not make it a sin?