I just thought I'd bring up something I've been dealing with for the past several months. I work with a man who is one of the smartest individuals I know. I guess you would categorize him as seeker. He is very interested in Christianity, but he is reluctant to give his life to Christ. He and I have had several lengthy discussions about a multitude of questions and/or problems he's had. I believe I have satisfactorily answered many of his questions, and have even been able to get him to read the Bible for himself to "check my answers." I've noticed that during many of our discussions he would refer to many of the "Christians" he knows that don't live a Christian lifestyle. He doesn't use blanket statements as a cop out. He has several examples. Here are a few: A Methodist preacher (friend of his) asked him to go with him to a wedding in which he was performing so that he could be the preacher's designated driver for the after party. The preacher told him he planned to get plastered. He took an online NT survey class at a local junior college where the professor (a pastor working on his doctorate) would not respond to questions, or moderate the discussion boards. The pastor told them that he was too busy working on his doctorate and taking care of his to church to conduct class. So, my coworker was left frustrated. He was called a Satan worshiper for questioning the qualifications of a miracle. The local church he attended while growing up "preached to the choir" and never stepped outside of the church building to evangelize or help people withing the community. He's asked many of his "Christian" friends questions about what the Bible says about certain things, and/or why they believe what they do, and nearly all can not give an answer. The list goes on and on. I say all that to say this... I've come to realize that his problem isn't with God, or Jesus, or any Biblical doctrine. His problem is with Christians. He can't understand why they claim to have faith in Christ, but have lifestyles contrary to their claim. He can't understand how someone could have faith, but not be able to explain why they have faith. He can't understand why people aren't loving when they are supposed to represent a loving God. It just makes me wonder how many people are out there who'll never come to Christ because of the actions of "Christians."