This thread was inspired by our discussion in adult Bible Study class yesterday morning at church. The question is, what do we consider essential to our standing before God? How important is it that we have an understanding and conviction regarding all these aspects of living the Christian life? What does God think of us in regards to our viewpoints on these subjects? I have a definite opinion, but I'm going to let it be discussed on the thread, and I may chime in to ask questions, but I'm hoping not to influence the discussion with my opinion. (And I heard all of you who just said, "Yeah, sure that'll happen!!" Go for it!