In my fellowship with a fellow who is trying to be a Christian outwardly, he hangs on to the old life also.
We are called to be righteous and live the life of Jesus and to let go of the world. The youth more than others are trying to win the world by identifying with them. Talking like the world using the same rebelious talk, saying we have to win them no matter what we do to get them to like us and join in with us to be a Christian. Sorry but quote Christian dating leads to Adultery or fornication.
One day our pastor went to the back of the church and found many youth back there kissing and whatever else. This was outside and it was dark. Even laughing at dirty jokes to be acceptable is not ethical.
One day I walked in the church men's room and several boys whose parents go there were talking about Marijuana. The world will love us if we be cool and like at least heavy metal music with Christian lyrics. In Eph.1 we are called to praise the father's glory, we will give account for world music.
People who are walking away from sin and being made into Jesus image are called narrow, that's okay Jesus said narrow is the way and few there be that find it. I have no self righteous atitude because I fear God and know that he is watching me. I am ashamed of my mistakes and am thankful for forgiveness through the blood shed to free me so I can be with him for all eternity.
To me Christianity is good by world even as I wrestle against temptations the Lord is the strength to overcome and be accounted worthy to enter his heavenly kingdom.
God delivered me from a Satanic life and so I know it is hard to put away childish things. It is most profitable to stay in the bible and walk by faith day by day with the Holy Spirit leading.
think about this original pun. it is fun to be doing the things that make me happy. It is joy to make the father happy and receive the life the world knows nothing about and it is wonderful. Today he told me something that no one in the world has never known before. It would be so hard for them to understand if I told them.