..and to be this way minus spiritual compromise in a world gone astray.. in a world that doesn't mind lying or living a lie.
"Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying." Rev. 22:15
Remember this, before one can fully appreciate hearing the Good News, they've got to hear and understand the bad news. For all have sinned and fallen short.. for the wages of sin is death. All need the second Adam (Jesus Christ) and to be born again in Him, because they actually weren't born right the first time..inside. They...we.. were born in first Adam.
It's not biblical to talk about God saving people, but never tell them to repent, to turn, to change as they trust Christ to save them.
Puttin' your hope in yourself or others without having Jesus as Lord.. ultimately leads to disappointment.