The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented
by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from hell
rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are
fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape
the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their
carnality and worldliness.
… A. W. Pink (1886-1952)
We don't want to die and go somewhere awful. But many of us want to revel in our vices and still say we are Christians.
Certainly Christians have vices. We sin. We make mistakes.
But to want to give up your sins is part of what makes you a Christian.
Of course, sometimes we don't want to give up our sins. We like our sins. “I'll be someone else if I get over having a bad temper.” “I eat too much. That's not a bad sin.” Maybe part of what makes you a Christian, is when you want to want to give up your sins.
included with wanting to give up your sins, don't you also have to continue faithfully attempting to overcome them? everyone wants to do good, but i think christians are more… accountable and must continue to try, no matter how many times they backslide?
i think valentine's day is starting to get really corny. though it's still something to look forward to. maybe a time to get corny isn't a bad thing at all.