Monday, December 17, 2012

7 Steps to Becoming a Backslider (Taken from Pilgrim's Progress)

1. Stop thinking about eternal things and become enamored with this world. 

2. Stop all spiritual disciplines (prayer, Bible reading and especially fighting sin).

3. Stop hanging out with other believers. 

4. Stop putting yourself under the teaching of the Word, stop going to church. 

5. Start finding fault in other Christians, focus on things that they do wrong to make yourself feel better. 

6. Start hanging out with people who do not love Jesus, who doubt His existence and authority over life. 

7. Start practicing gross sins in secret, where nobody knows about them.