What? Does going to church somehow make you better than your friend? I thought church teachings were things like loving your neighbor, not judging others, and so on. Actually...you don't sound like much of a friend. Sorry, if that came out all mean sounding.
If your religion fills up your life that much that you can't be friends with a person that isn't your same religion I wouldn't worry about your friend. I'm sure your friend won't want to be friends much longer anyway.
Not going to any house of worship is no reason to ignore a friend. Actually, you should be more forgiving. That is what God is all about. Your friend will have to answer to his maker one day but church is not the main reason for life..The Ten Commandments were given to us, who believe , to guide us..You can invite your friend to join you, and if he says no thanks, you tried . So move on, don't judge and spread love. God bless..
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Only if you really don't want to be his friend. It's a seriously low reason not to be someone's friend, just because you do something that they do not. This is America. We all have rights. He doesn't HAVE to go to church. I don't go to church.
I am in agreement with all of these people. It is not your place to judge someone for something like this. You have the ability to decide weather or not to be around someone if they are doing things that are illegal, or immoral, but this does not fall under those categories. Perhaps you should take more of an interest in your friend and what they believe. You may learn something.
Hi~ I have many friends Some Christian, Some Jewish, Some Buddhist, Some Atheist Catholic/Jewish marriage and they even have kids! Some I don't even know. As long as they are a good person and you "jive together," whoever your chosen higher power is your choice. .. not theirs and the same rules applies toward them. Judgement is a really dangerous emotion and statement about you and how you perceive the world. I do believe a simple lesson you may remember goes something like: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Would you like to be judged by them? Food for thought! Have a nice day!
Church is not a member ship ... It's a relationship you have with God ... If you think your going to heaven by going to church you need to read your bible... The church has the biggest sinners in it ....
7 For years, Jeremiah was surrounded by skeptics and opponents. Reflect on his course. He could easily have resigned himself to accepting people who had little respect for God or His Word. They were all around him. What of your situation? You have likely had some dealings with people who are similar to those who were around Jeremiah. Whether they aggressively oppose you and your God or seem to be fairly pleasant people, will you choose them as friends? Would it be wise to socialize with people who do not take God’s prophecies seriously? If Jeremiah were in your place, would he choose as friends people whose way of life denies the truth of God’s Word or who put their trust in men? (2 Chron. 19:2) God did not leave Jeremiah in doubt about the results of trusting in men rather than in God. (Read Jeremiah 17:5, 6.) How do you feel about that?
No, you may be able to lead him to go there someday. Plus, God wants us to love everyone, and become a light to the world. If we become the person who ignores non-Christian people, how can we become an example?