Question for you guys. This is something that I wrestle with ; I wish there was a General board for questions like this anyway. So something Im trying to work though - it was brought up slightly in one of the many polls that was posted a while back. I will try to not make this to "Testimony"ish as that isn't the point. However - listening to Ray Comforts "True and false conversion today" reminded me of a time past where for a season or 2 I acted as a harlot while only a year and a half ago earlier. I remember hating everything about the things I was at that time doing and ditched them to embrace Christ. What does one do with this baggage? I hear people like Ray Comfort, and Paul Washer, Todd frield etc, (these Preachers and Speakers I have a lot of respect for) say things like "if you backslide you never slid forward", But here Im looking at my life and I can see to whom I owe everything I understand my sins committed in my time of life and im sitting here going, well what do i do? As a Christian I still repent for the mistakes I make during the day and week and the things i remember from my past. So I ask myself this question. What do I do with this baggage? Does a rule of "backsliders never slid forward" have a "exception" to the rule where we may have seasons of failure? What about struggles with sin? If we struggle are we not saved? I understand sanctification is not being perfect but heading that direction over time. I can think of "excuses" (I use that term lightly) for reasons why I may have stumbled for that time period. So what does a person who has baggage - Do with this baggage? I have talked with my Pastor about it - I've sent out emails - Yet if I feel like Ive dealt with it - a few days later it shows up at my doorstep. So what does a person do with something like this?