You can never be on the same understanding with one who reason with his own understanding. Human mind requires facts, the spiritual minded use faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by believing and not by seeing.
People discuss God and the spiritual realm with limited knowledge and experience and most often to appear wise to others because they applause to them criticizing Christianity. Only dwell on your personal experience. 2 Corinthians 10:13 We will not boast about things done outside our area of authority. We will boast only about what has happened within the boundaries of the work God has given us, which includes our working with you.
Job 42:5 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.
An experience with God will improve your faith. Pray for that personal experience so you can serve God faithfully.
You cannot continue as normal after receiving the grace of salvation. There are things no matter how good Satan has packaged them, move away from them. Romans 6:20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
Warm Christians are dangerous. When you go back to your ways, it’s like nullifying all that the Cross has achieved. Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Micah 6:8 No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
There are good things that we do but are they godly? David thought building a temple for God was a good thing but God already chose who will build it and He reminded David who made him. Sometimes we try so hard to be perfect while God is working in us to perfect us and this makes Christianity hard because we use a lot of effort. 2 Samuel 7:8-9 “Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before your eyes. Now I will make your name as famous as anyone who has ever lived on the earth!
Be depended on God for your decisions, make him your reliable source. All of us, are able to hear God, we just choose what we want to hear because what He says sometimes is not appealing to us.
Proverbs 20:24 The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
The fact that you don’t drink alcohol, smoke and fornicate does not make you a Christian, it is through faith in Christ that we Christians. There are sins of the heart which we don’t see with the physical eyes. A relationship with God is a heart issue.
Galatians 3:19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.
Following the law does not guarantee us salvation, it is through believing Jesus Christ that we are saved. Galatians 3:22,27 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.
One cannot have have Christ in him but continue with his old ways. Christ in us will help us move away from sin.