In my opinion, believing in God is a choice. If the person is willing to make that choice, then you can help them by guiding them through scripture and prayer. Forcing and judging them will just make it harder for you to get through to him. Be patient and let them make the choice by themselves eventually so that they don't end up doing it for you.
Discuss it with him, DO NOT try to convert him. Tell him why you believe and how it helps you throughout your life. Maybe with a little understanding, he will be willing to research God on his own and find his own path.
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Last edited at 6:04PM on 5/15/2012
most of he united states doesnt, and many people who will comment dont either. try the five steps http://www.abundantlifecrusades.com/sermons/steps_to_Christ.htm get the idea in his head at leat. if he has decided on a religion(christians dont see christianity as a practive I know, its a way of life, not a ritual) let him be and pray for him I suppose BE CHRISTLIKE, IF HE SEES YOUR DIFFERENT THAN EVERYONE ELNSE, YOU KNOW. also most non christians say christians force things on you, but the united states sees cathloic, evangalist, lutheran, and roman cathloic all christian.
You don't. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and while you can discuss with him the things that you believe in, you cannot force them to change their beliefs - even if you don't agree with them.
You can't change his mind. Only he can and only if he chooses to. You can explain your beliefs to him if he'll listen but you'll have to leave it at that. Live out your faith to the best of your ability and maybe he'll see something in you that he'd like to have in his own life.
That's not your job. That's God's job. All you are are called to do is to proclaim the good news that our God is love and our God saves. If one chooses not to believe, you're to shake the dust off your feet and move on to those who have an ear to hear.
Realize you can not get a person to believe anything. You can share with them what your faith is. Be a good example. The most important thing to do is pray for wisdom and guidence and that the Holy Spirit will work in their heart and mind. Leave the rest up to the Lord. Find out what the person's assumptions are and then tackle those assumptions. You must prepare the ground before planting the seeds. See if the person's assumptions are logical or not. See if they agree with the facts concerning history, the Bible, Christianity, or other topics.
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Last edited at 10:22PM on 5/15/2012
I hope I don't offend anyone but to me, you'll have to tackle that attitude similarly to whether someone likes having a pet (if they don't). Some people think there's too much responsibility and there are better ways to spend their time and they reject outright the idea that a pet can make anyone's lives better. Most times no amount of discussion will change their minds.
I'd suggest that you make it a part of the time you spend together, thereby getting him involved (baked goods make a good bribe) and give him time to observe you so he understands the responsibilities and benefits that comes with it. With luck and time (and sufficient baked goods) he may come around to your way of thinking but in the meantime, you'll at least have established a spiritual influence in your relationship. :)
You cant constantly be bugging him if you want him to believe in god, then he will just be more turned off by the idea. In the US we can believe in whatever we want that is one of the many reasons it is the greatest nation on earth.
you should torture him until he admits to believing. If he is caught later admitting he was only saying he believes to end the torture then you should stone him to death (maybe with help from the church?).....just like it says in the bible.