Many Christians are growing older, but not growing because they are not feeding of God's word.
Just as real as our first birth was, our second spiritual birth is just as a real of an event.
The Lord Jesus was not forced to go to Calvary; He willingly came to this earth and died on the cross for our sins.
Holiness is something that isn't mystical and far off. Instead, it is a command with an expectation to be fulfilled. The way to holiness begins in the mind.