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Christians With Bad Views

Is it wrong to stop being friends with someone because of there views, even though they confess to be "christians"?

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 ---Michelle on 12/18/07
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We should never stop being friends, if we are truly friends with those who have different views,and they confess they are christians, you should continue to be friends and let them see your walk and your faith and in love show them scripture to the things that YOU seem to be different from yours. If you know the word of God and live by what you know to be true, "lean not to your own understanding" and it is scripture, then you can show them , this is what causes division in the world today.
---Caroline on 2/2/08

If their views make you so uncomfortable as to make friendship awkward or impossible, then of course, it is permissible to break off the friendship.

No one says we have to like all Christians, after all. (Love, yes. Like, no.)
---Nancy on 12/23/07


Jesus had no problem hanging around with lepers and drunkards and prostitutes and extortionists (tax collectors), and didn't particularly care that this gave him a bad reputation.
---StrongAxe on 12/21/07

Frank, you are an original and you think originally.
You may think you'll never totally fit in anywhere, so stop trying.
God made you an exotic, if you will, you don't need to conform.
God needs originals and not more Christian clones.
When Christians obey the Voice of God, it means that we may tick a lot of people off.
It has always been that way and it will always be that way.
Keep thinking originally, Frank.
---Michelle on 12/20/07

I think our relationship with Christians who's views are drastically different from our own is similar (though not exactly the same) as our relationship with unsaved friends. We remain friends with these people but the activities we share is limited at times. For example, I would not go to see an 'unhealthy' film with a non-Christian friend but nor would I attend a Christian friend's church if I believed that some of their teachings were false. Sometimes we have to keep our distance or risk being tainted.
---RitaH on 12/20/07

Actually, that post appears to have the style of Catherine.
Absolutely not Michelle.

By the way Michelle, when I was comparing styles I read your posts and agree with everything you have posted in the list.

Not that my opinion means anything.
I ain't nobody.

May God bless.

---Frank on 12/19/07

We know each other by the fruits that we produce. If the proclaimed Christian is producing fruit other than the fruits of the Spirit, it needs to lovely be brought to their awareness. Your love show in this way will cover the multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:7-10).

But if the view (that is the reason for you wanting to stop be their friend) is a Word of God that you are unable to accept then it needs to be brought to your aware.
---Shawn.M.T on 12/19/07

Are you using my name, Susie?

---Michelle on 12/19/07

If someone is truly my friend, I accept him with all his opinions, faults and weaknesses, and I stick with him through thick and thin.
---InimicusStultitiae on 12/19/07

There are some old sayings, "Birds of a feather flock together" and "you're known by the company you keep." If you remain friends with people who say they are Christians, but whose lives do not measure up to that, you will be lumped into that category.
---Susie on 12/19/07

Michelle......That is so silly. Do you think you are the only person in the world with the name?
---Susie on 12/19/07

Conflicts of personalities will be with us until the end.
After the fall, man has fought tooth and toenail through the ages. Brother against brother, father against son, and so on.

Forgiveness is the answer to all conflict.
Pray for those who despitefully use you and your penpal name, too.

MMR Why are you using my name, other Michelle?
---Michelle on 12/19/07

The answer to your question is found in first Corinthians 5:11,"But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one no not to eat." I feel certain I'm guilty of breaking this command.
---Mima on 12/19/07

hie there!

I would say it is wrong. certainly we cant change them.But we can develop our Love until we can love them the way they are.Loving someone no matter how bad they are. Matthew 22:37 - 39. to do that we first have to love God.once we do without fear the next thing we will love those unlike us. God calls us to do that
---brian3745 on 12/19/07

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