What do I mean by that statement? I am speaking of standards in the Kingdom of God, versus the world system and the religious society. Allow me to share with you information concerning "Christians" versus kingdom standards: The Apostle Paul took what King Jesus stated and elaborated on it to the believers in the city of Corinth--one of the most wicked cities of that time. Sexual immorality was gross there. Corinth was a city of temples to various goddesses where the priestesses provided sex as part of the "worship" service to any man who brought the designated "offering". If you observe our world today, you will see there's not much difference. Many churches and pastors are caught up in some type of sexual scandal throughout the United States and other countries alike.
Allow me to share more history with you. One temple was reputed to have had as many as a thousand priestesses. Because this was part of their religious custom, priestesses were respected by the general public. The devil wanted moral disobedience to become a natural thing to the public. But keep this in mind: God's Word will never change to suit this society. This society has to change their way of thinking through the Word. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Keep in mind, the believers at Corinth were abhorred by the Jews, Jewish believers carried over the same attitude of course. But many of the non-Jewish people, and even some of the priestesses or former pagans had become converted and were in the church, but hadn't let go of the pagan customs and traditions. This is still true today with many Christians. They have new hearts but the same old mindset, because many believers today fail to read and seriously study God's Word with a passion for the Truth. The King put it this way when he was speaking to His Father: "Sanctify them by Your Truth. Your Word is Truth". Remember this, Kingdom Citizens who trust in the King's Word will always seek it for answers.
Romans 12:2 John 17:17