The now closed thread on flu shots for prisoners in the forum, "News that Affects Baptists Worldwide" brought out some comments that really disturbed me, namely, comments that make it sound like some Christians think they are better than others. I saw an appalling lack of compassion in some comments there, and I have seen it too often in other forums, which is why I am starting this thread. One thing we Christians should avoid is smugness and holier-than-thou attitudes toward the lost, yet I see it all the time on the BB. Frankly, I find it discouraging and heart-rending. We were all once unsaved and we are saved ONLY by God's grace. We are justified in God's sight but we are still sinners; we are transformed by the HS but it by His strength and power, not ours (see Galatians). Can't we believers in Christ stand firmly against sin without being smug? Can we not stand against sin but still have compassion on the lost? I think we can; in fact, we are called to do so.