Prior to being saved, we were living a lifestyle where anything goes. As a result, we didn’t care about the fact that Christ came and laid down His life on behalf of humanity in order to offer them both forgiveness and salvation. We were so blinded to the extent that where we were going to spend our eternity wasn’t an issue worth consideration. We were living a selfish and self-centered life based on pleasing self by constantly following our sinful nature. Sadly, it’s evident that people who’re not saved are very short sighed and easily deceived due to their current state of spiritual death. The tendency is to assign the utmost level of priority to trivial and worldly things that have literally no eternal significance. Consequently, they end up missing or ignoring the most important aspect of life which is eternity.
We don’t become Christian in order to just identify ourselves only with that title while still unwilling to detach ourselves completely from our old selves, our old ways, and this wicked world. The Christian life is not based on what we want to do according to our own human ways. In order words, living in self-will, which is tantamount to idolatry because we’ve become our own god as a result. Continue reading