Must it all be spelled out?

The Bible does not list every action, product, and practice that a Christian should avoid. Many specific vices of our day were not in existence during Biblical times so a book that consisted entirely of rules could not sufficiently guide us today.

The Bible reveals the heart of God, the mind of Christ, and consistent principles of righteous living. Yes, the Bible must be believed and specific commandments obeyed, but with the help of the Spirit we must also seek to apply these holy principles daily.

It is quite a contradiction when we fill our lives with things that primarily appeal to our lusts and pride, and we justify the hardness of our hearts because the Bible doesn't specifically rebuke our indulgences as "heaven or hell issues."

Our prayer should be that God will help us to sincerely seek to please him and crucify any desires of our flesh that are displeasing to Him.

1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides foreve