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A neophyte Christian might just becoming aware of a personal relationship with God. But throughout the life of a Christian what does Sacred Scripture and/or Sacred Tradition say that a follower of Christ's life is supposed to conform to a standard mode of being?

If so, is this mode a continual ascent towards God or does it have to be marred with peaks and valleys (a cycle of sin, supplication and repentance)?

As a fairly new Christian myself, I am curious about what's in store for the future.

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closed as not constructive by Caleb Mar 24 '13 at 6:10

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It's not uniform by any means. There is dryness and richness and falling back in to sin and everything under the sun (including vanity). But, as far as this question is concerned, we've been having a discussion on the meta site that might require changing or closing this question. Do you have any objection to massively rewriting it in such a way that asks only the question which you desire to know the answer to (check and make sure that question hasn't been asked before too) – Peter Turner Mar 24 '13 at 3:59
I don't mind it being closed. I think you've more or less answered my question. Thanks. – Joebevo Mar 24 '13 at 4:06
OK, that's mighty open minded of you, I always get a little annoyed when my questions are closed. But I might be even more annoyed if someone edited my question as massively as I edited yours so feel free to revert it if you don't like it. – Peter Turner Mar 24 '13 at 4:18
Both the original and the edited version of this have varying degrees of issue with either being pastoral in nature or being open end discussion starters. Either way, not really what we deal with here. The question about it getting easier not to sin might make an ok stand alone question, although it will need a little bit of framework to hang on. – Caleb Mar 24 '13 at 6:16