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How to get someone to believe in god

I just found out that someone that I love does not believe in god. how do I change his mind

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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.

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I have a Grandpa who doesn't believe. He's a big business man and believes that he can go to heaven himself, he doesn't need God. We've tried to explain to him that if he's EVER done ANYTHING wrong in his entire life, he can never go to heaven. He NEEDS God's help. He doesn't believe us.
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Let him be. I bet you wouldn't like it if he tried to get you to denounce your beliefs. Live and let live.

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helixaqua

You should not make people believe just because you do.It's freedom of religion,he has every right to believe what he chooses.You should respect everyones beliefs,even his.

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Lowheadroom

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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Pray. Pray for God to send him a sign or reveal himself in someway. Do the best you can to be an example of God in his life. Pray some more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You pray to God.

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Love them.

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You are too kind. God bless you. :)
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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.

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nice answer:D
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Hey JK, i Like the reference (shaking the dust from ones feet), some forget that part. God bless
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You shouldn't try to change what someone believes in, just accept them the way they are!:)

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your right accept them the way they are but god give up his only son to save all of us and so u should respect god for that and believe in him for everything he doing for us
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you cant/shouldn't change peoples opinions. if they want to not believe then let them. don't try to force them to believe. people dont like that.

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God is spelled with a capital G

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And d-bag is spelled with a you.
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hehe thats mean mcolston but funny
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kjr1217

By influence, action not words.

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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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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. :)

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Bring them to church

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Haven't you heard the term called "freedom OF religion"? And by the way, this term "freedom OF religion" also extends to "freedom FROM religion".

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Show then proof of its existence. ohh wait, there is none. maybe you should be learning from him, not the other way around.

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Crusher of dreams you are :P
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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.

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People just need to find things out for themselves...Do not pressure anybody into believing anything.

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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.

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hit that devil worshiper on the head with the catholic bible so hard it makes him fall to the ground if that doesn't work brand him with the symbol of the cross

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you can't make someone belive in God if they don't they will have to see something like a miracle or something else but if they see something it can't be answered by scientists it has to be God.

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