hi I have been really thinking of converting to christianity as i believe there is a god and Gods/Jesus' teachings and guidance will help me, however, there are parts (like pre-marital sex) which i do not wish to stick to. Can i still be a good christian or can i not just ignore parts?
Good question! To be a Christian means to believe in Jesus and the follow after Jesus as best as we can. Being Christian means to continuously be transformed by the Holy Spirit to live in the Spirit and not in the flesh. I understand that pre-marital sex might not be something you want to give up right away, but I know that if you truly want to be a Christian, the Holy Spirit will slowly but surely transform every part of you. I never thought I was going to give up listening to certain music artists when I became a Christian but in time, God changed my desires and what I wanted and I no longer wanted to listen to some of the songs that I was listening to. The transformation process can take a while, but you just need to start building a relationship with God through prayer and through the Bible and slowly allow the Spirit to convict you on things that need to be changed. Honestly, what God asks of us isn’t burdensome (1 John 5:3). God doesn’t just make up rules because He can. There are reasons behind why He tells us to do certain things and to abstain from other things. Although pre-marital sex is glorified in pop culture, it has negative effects on relationships that TV and movies just don’t show. If you have other questions, feel free to ask! Congratulations on taking the first step in making a choice whether or not you want to follow Jesus :)