Originally Posted by krobbyzw
At the same time, I don't feel that even us Christians should see ourselves as 'perfect' or as 'non-sinners' since in my experience, we are also still subjects to the desires and lusts of this world as long as we live in it. We are, forgiven, however, as long as we continue to 'work out our salvation with fear and trembling [Phil 2:12]' and continue to confess our sin to our brothers and sisters and to God.
I find this remark very odd. First, I don't think anyone on this post was suggesting they were perfect, or even nonsinners. Clearly we all fall short of the mark. But krobby you also need to be respectful of other people's beliefs, and as a Christian myself, I've experienced some arrogance on your part in your belief that somehow being Christian is superior to any other belief.
I also don't believe you're correct about Jesus speaking more of hell than he did of heaven, though I've not seen a count on either. I personally don't believe in hell. And while I'm committed to living my life as closely as possible to the way Jesus did, it has nothing to do with whether there is a hell, or even a heaven, but because that is what I believe I'm called to do.
I absolutely believe we do create our own hells on this earth, and that it is part of the journey.