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This is more of a comment than an answer, but it's too long for a comment so please pardon me for posting it as an answer. This is a question that is highly debated in Christian circles. I would love to see it studied scientifically. Sure, you could debate how to measure. If there's a question about "real conversions" versus "nominal conversions", as long ...


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From the comments of other answers, it appears that you are asking if a Christian has sin in their life, does it inhibit us from communicating the Gospel. If this is the question, then The answer is No. See the book of Jonah. In this book we have a man who unapologetically ran from God and harbored hatred of the Ninevites before during and after his ...


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First of all, what do you mean by "bad people"? If we accept John's counsel, that is, If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8, RSV) are we not all "bad people", including all of the Bishops of Rome, and all the Metropolitan Patriarchs of the East, and indeed, all Christians throughout all time? And if we ...


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Your question is a little more complicated than one might think at first blush! "Bad people" are the operative words, in my opinion. Bad people may attempt to preach and teach God's Word, but they do so for base motives, which could include (but are not limited to) the following: money fame power lust for any of the above, and/or lust for sexual ...


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This seems to be a pertinent passage on the topic 1 Cor 13:1-3 (RSVCE) The Gift of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, ...



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