Ideals are not a vanity, nor are they imperishable. The preponderance of ultimate virtue often brings argument, for one virtue may insist upon another- the libertine will find this (libertine - free thinker). It does not decry the Virtues in all, but it does censor their convenience.
If we as men give preference to counter considerations equally, as they assemble in the cloisters of the conscience, if we are sincere and unafraid to examine them all, we shall be equally bemused if not guided by a differential of a promotion of reasoning and forsooth of circumstance, with the assumption of Love.
The Christian Christian is not in the business of sin for sin's sake. His quandaries are of different category, his choices are for which higher principle; and he must come to be a man who truly knows his heart and acts accordingly. Therein the highest principle may be settled upon, for out of Love rather than fear must we be stimulated into effectiveness.
"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
1 Corinthians 2:7-16