Even if we start out correctly at the Cross, we may still miss the Goal. The reasons for this may be, that we are careless about our close relationship to Christ which is represented by the Lifeline. Another reason might be that we are lured into sins such as pride or greed for power.
All Christians make mistakes. But when we confess them, and ask for forgiveness, we are restored and can continue our onward journey.
Backsliding begins when we deny our sin. Continued denial, may lead to spiritual death and a return to the World.
So what happens to all those good people, who strive to do their best? We will try to answer that question in the next two pictures.