I've been doing a lot of thinking about this lately. I am a Christian...well lately even I hate that word, but I am a folower of Christ, believer in the God of the Bible and one who believes the Bible is God's Word..and the Truth we all should live by...not just because God says so...but because I've tried it both ways and found it better God's way and so much easier. I think that's why God decided to come down to earth as Jesus. I think after He realized we human beings He created just didn't understand how to be "Holy" or understand what to do with that "free will" He gifted us with...He had to come down to earth and see what was so hard about what He was asking of us. Once He did that in coming down to earth just as He created us "in our mother's wombs" and meeting the World as an innocent babe...I think our heavenly Father saw earth and heaven are two different planets when it comes to understanding what His best is for us. Yet when He came to earth as Jesus...He walked in my shoes and yours. And I don't care if the Bible seems to make Him perfect...I think they left out a lot of the story. Like when Jesus went in the "bars" and mingled with those there...did He not have a drink? He probably did since wine was a staple back then. But did He get drunk...well since God's Word speaks about not getting drunk...probably not but I do believe He enjoyed a bit of the fruits of His creation. And when He told those who wanted to stone to death the woman who had commited adultery: "He who is without sin cast the first stone" even if He had not ever acted on sexual attraction...He was the one who gifted us with it...to use within marriage which He also created. The Truth is God invented everything...but I believe He may not have realized that the only thing which could not be perfect was us human beings...and then again if He had created us to be perfect...we wouldn't need the only one who can teach us to be that way. And once our heavenly Father saw that we humans couldn't get that straight...He came down and gave His life so through Him we could be perfect in His eyes. Now days there are a lot of people who call themselves Christian and yet they may or may not seem like a Christian to others. Take Donld Trump for instance...is he a Christian? Outward behavior doesn't always point the fact that he just might be. But then if we look at King David in the Old Testament, his outward behavior doesn't look very Christian like either After all he lusted after a married woman, slept with her and got her pregnant,and then fixed it so her husband would be killed so her could marry her. Yet God himself said David was a man after His own heart and God loved David very much. Christians come in all shapes and sizes, and they may or may not do things another person thinks is christian like. Like drink alcohol, get angry, etc. Christians are not perfect people...they are just forgiven people who have chosen to put their faith and trust in God and Jesus and God's promises in His Word the Bible. They still make mistakes, and fail to live up to christian standards because they are not just christians but human beings too just like everyone else. When they ask Jesus into to their hearts, His Spirit then indwells them and helps them to grow more Christ like, but this is a process that will go on until Christ comes back and finishes perfecting them. In the meantime, and as long as they are also human beings they will have days that they seem no different from those who don't claim to be Christian. God looks at their hearts to see whether they are really His children or not. And as they grow in Christ their lives usually show the Fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This fruit in a Christians life takes time to ripen so you might meet a Christian who isn't always kind, isn't always peaceful, doesn't always have self-control, etc. The are in a growing process and that process takes time just like growing real fruit takes time to ripen. Christians aren't perfect but their Savior Jesus is and stands before our heavenly Father for us so that we can be called beloved sons and daughters of God.