Brothers and Sisters....I want to start off this topic by quoting a very clear point about how we as children of God OUGHT to be living even in this wicked generation.It is as follows: Titus 2:11-15 11)"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12)Teaching us that,denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,we should live soberly,righteously,and godly,in this present world; 13)Looking for that blessed hope,and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14)Who gave Himself for us,that He might redeem us from all iniquity,and purify unto Himself a peculiar people,zealous of good works. 15)These things speak,and exhort,and rebuke with all authority.Let no man despise thee." Now folks...if that isn't a clear call and charge for us as Christians to live holy,righteous lives then I don't know what is.Also in 1 Peter 1:15-16 we find the following: 15)"But as he which hath called you is holy,so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16)because it is written,Be ye holy;for I am holy." There it is.... a direct command to be holy....and it IS for ALL of us and just as relevant today as it was in the early church....the question is.....HOW??? I won't speak for anybody but myself but this is such a struggle for me.I know why Paul thought of himself as wretched.I want to see my Lord and be like Him as much as possible while I'm still here so he can get glory from my life and I'd be able to be fruitful for Him here.I see no other real point in being here if this can't come to pass.I find NOTHING in my flesh that is capable of achieving this kind of life.I personally believe that if my life amounts to anything good for the Lord then HE will have to bring it to pass....I don't know how except to try to obey all I know to be true.God help me....and God help us all. Greg Sr.