It seems like there are many complaints that churches are not "welcoming". I am usually confused by these statements. At one point I see the argument that some churches might have great hypocrisy and arrogance thus turn away those who need help. But at another point I wonder what a person means by welcoming. Welcoming to one person might actually be accepting. So if a preacher is teaching about biblical views of a certain sin that a person in a congregation is experiencing but does not view as a sin (or bad) then that person in the congregation will not feel "welcomed".
So how can one be "welcoming" but not conforming to one's sin?
It is possible to welcome the sinner but not the sin.
And can a person even be "welcoming" if they teach biblical truths that is offensive to another person who is in sin but does not see it as sin?
The Word of God defines sin, not our individual feelings and understanding. As long as there is sin in the world, the truth will be offensive. Offenses that arise because of the truth do not alter that truth.
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Matthew 18:7
Or Faith In Jesus
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Romans 4:20-25