The apostle just cannot get over the fact that many COGers go out and eat in restaurants on Saturdays. That just riles him into a royal lather. The apostle equates going to Burger King for a quick bite to eat before that 2 hour drive home, is as if you were hooking up with the local whore. On second thought, given the track record of some of the COG leaders have/had with keeping their pants zipped, this really might be an issue.
And that verse goes straight to the issue of going out and buying in restaurants on the Sabbath. Neither be partaker of other men’s sins. You are NOT to participate in other people’s sin. You don’t say, “They’re going to do it anyway, I’ll participate.” Nonsense: You are to adhere to a higher standard. You are to set an example and you are not to partake of other men’s sins.
Will you commit adultery with the whore because she is going to do it anyway? Then why pollute the Sabbath with the Sabbath polluters? That excuse justifies ALL sins! No matter what sin, there will be someone else doing it. Quite frankly, that excuse is infantile. We are to become like God, to internalize HIS nature and to keep his commandments with zeal: we are not to comply with the wickedness of this world and to seek to go back into the evil that we were delivered out of by such a terrible sacrifice