"For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." (Romans 7:22,23)
Of the things on the list in the poll, I have to agree with the majority about not reading the Bible. "...the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life." (John 6:63) "Give us day by day our daily bread." (Luke 11:3) We should be feeding on the Word every day. I cannot explain how it works, but I know from personal experience it does work.
Attending church is irrelevant as a persecuting government can imprision you and yet you may still have a Christian Walk and Life.
Not reading the bible as important it is (this is the no 1 thing I do the most in my Christian Walk) is also irrelevant for men can take this from you and yet you can still have a Christian Walk.
Sin certainly can become a blockage and causes problems with your Christian walk but this is a result of a deeper problem.
The problem is the apex of all these things and that is prayer. (Something I know is my downfall. I don't pray hardly at all and I know it is my downfall in all other aspects.)When I don't pray, I am suseptable to temptation, I do not see through the word of God correctly, attend church mechanically.
Ones entire relationship through Christ and our Father is dependant on prayer. It is the first thing whereby all other things detrimental to ones Christian walk stems.It is the way the Spirit of God can reach us, soften us, turn our focus away from our self.
Yet a man of prayer without the Word is a right handed man walking on one right leg. Its his best leg but he can only hop.
Romans 6, the beleiver is dead to "living any longer" sin. Dead means dead. Sin means sin. Living any longer means known for that sin. A believer cannot be known to be living, acting, thinking, (the state of present continuous) a particular sin.
Not perfectionism, (see 1 John) as otherwise you would be deceived and/or a deceiver. But not known to be in sin. So sin is the key.
*****************************Not going out soulwinning.*****************************
Bible reading and study is input.
Prayer is communication.
Church membership and attendence is community.
Soulwinning is outreach to add to the Church, to help us pray for the lost, and to study the Bible and memorize scripture so we have a ready answer about the hope we have.
If the faith I have is not reproducing....then what am I producing for God?
1 Thess. 5:16 Rejoice evermore.17 Pray without ceasing.18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.19 Quench not the Spirit.20 Despise not prophesyings.21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who thinks this stuff up for heaven's sake? There ought to be an electrical shock in the enter button for people who make ridiculous surveys here.
Appears to be a church in a home in the above verse's...