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What Are Your Friends Like

Should Christians be concerned regarding the ration of non-Christian friends they have to Christian friends? How important is it to socialize with only Christian friends?

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Hello,UPDATE : In my opinion, I truly believe IF YOU really serve JESUS,
( surrender all) give your mind,body,soul QUIT those "worldly friends"because they DO NOT want Jesus anyway so it going- to - happen sooner or later, like my ex- friend told me, It kind of shock me! She is against God, not want nothing to do with God! I still pray for her,but yes, the Lord has made me stronger agsinst the wiles of the devil, SHE HAD BEEN DOING WITCHCRAFT, IT didn't work!!! God is holy, he don't "cotton" to wickedness, he hates it!
I do not want to be part of her world either. She doesn't even speak no more, after all I did for her. That is the way of the world. be bk with my verses!
---Lidia4796 on 9/28/13

Pt.2 here my verses 1Cor.2:2, Gal.2:20 Pro.15:29 Pro.16:3 Col.2:6,7,8.

Bible speaks against witchcraft! 1Tim.4:1,ja.2:19,Ex.22:18,Lev.19:31, Lev.20:27,Deu.18:10-12, 1Sam.15:23
Acts.16:16, Acts16:18

thankyou, Moderator(s)
Love of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 9/28/13

I am honored to associate with good people, as well as equally honored to not associate with not good people.
---Eloy on 9/29/11

I don't think so.God sends us different kinds of people so that we can minister to them.As believers, we are called to be the salt and light of this world (Matthew 5:13-16)
---mj on 9/26/11

I hang out in places where christians meet. Didn't mean never go to wally world or grocery store but my hangout is with other saved people.
---shira3877 on 9/24/11

Birds of a feather flock together. Lambs from Christ are not friends with goats from satan. There is no fellowship with light and darkness, only when the dark accepts the light then is there fellowship, until then the one remains sanctified and the other remains God's adversary.
---Eloy on 9/24/11

wow! Honest,when I think 'bout how my"friends" have act/weird! Since last -found out I had B.Cancer,well,no longerbother me...let's see one friend wantsmy furniture (she got in her mind I'mgoin die soon!) ha! Ha! ...gave her a table,sent her away! Others want puttheir gas & elec. For them(NO!) way!Others have call me..they want cash..All kinds of "what you goin' do for us?"so,yes...except one lady she helps me food,drives me once & a while store & so,I have a few friends at church. Jesus my main friend! I love him... Love of Jesus
---ELENA on 9/23/11

ANON- I thought it was funny how you said that your RC friends were nicer then your Christian friends. Do your RC friends consider themselves christian?
I have found that as my walk has changed so have my friends. My interests are different so I never got rid of unbelieving friends but they have to be willing top hear about my life which is in Jesus.
---Andrea on 8/11/07

Anonymous: It doesn't greive my heart because I know if it weren't for the grace of God it would probably be me your describing. I can't say that I thank God I'm not like this Christian, that would be a Prideful statement. I would thank God that he brought these Christian into my circle of relationships and ask God to use me as an instrument of his Grace. Let your light shine even in the darkness.
---Marcia on 7/25/07

Marcia, I REALLY wish that were true. How can a Christian blame God for being in poverty? When Paul says, "My God shall supply ALL of my needs,etc." How can a Christian say, "I'm going to date a non-believer even though the word says, "Do not be unequally yoked, etc. who's to say he won't get saved?" I just can't believe the Christians that have come off the "narrow" road and are doing their own thing. This totally grieves my heart, as it should yours.
---Anonymous on 7/25/07

Anonymous>> Your testimony does not bring any Glory to the working power of the Holy Spirit of Christ. Just because you never met a christian does'nt mean there aren't any out there.

Maybe your "Deceived Christian" freinds irritate you because they are like sand paper smoothing off your rough edges.
---Marcia on 7/24/07

I have a mixture or saved and unsaved friends. The unsaved outnumber the saved. The unsaved are the kindest and easier to relate to. Christians tend to be very ungodly,worldly and not very nice people to know. The speak one things with the lips but generally find it hard to live the life of a true and professing Christian.
---Robyn on 7/24/07

My Catholic friends are much better friends to me than my Christian Friends. My Jewish lady friend is much better friend to me than my Christian Friends. Let's see, my one Christian friend is totally deceived into blaming God for her failures. My mother Christian Friend decided it's okay to date an unbeliever because "who's to say he won't get saved." CHRISTIANS ARE TOTALLY DECEIVED TODAY!!!!!
---Anonymous on 7/24/07

Amanda: God told us to be IN the world but not OF the world.
---Madison1101 on 7/23/07

God does not want His people buddy buddies with non-christians. He has gotten in my face about this very issue so many times. Finally I got it. And I quote Him. "What have you got in common with an unbeliever"? It is better to wait on God. He will choose your friends.
---catherine on 7/23/07

Jesus kept Judas with Him, and Paul says for a Christian with an unsaved spouse to stay with the person, unless the unsaved spouse chooses to leave.

So, who could be a more bad influence, than an unsaved spouse, living with you? Yet, God is OK about that.

But a Christian friend can get you to do something wrong, using scripture to camouflage that it is wrong. And a person more like you can be more effective to fool you with what you want, also.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/23/07

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How about how God gave Eve to Adam? A very close person who God knew would be a bad influence.

Whoever we are with, then, we are going to have to stay on our toes. I can fool my own self, with NO help from others. So, I can be my OWN main problem and bad influence.

So, I need to get rid of my SELF > to deny myself and follow Jesus.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/23/07

Jesus kept Judas with Him, in order to fulfill the scripture, yes. But also, I consider what could have happened if Jesus had gotten rid of Judas > how Judas could have hurt others and ruined people's lives.

So, I can see that like how Jesus bore our sins for us, maybe He bore having Judas so he wouldn't be hurting others. Jesus trusted Judas with the money bag > this may have kept Judas busy so he wasn't so free to hurt people.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/23/07

We need to have access to non-Christians, but not to keep them as our friends. God told us not to hang with the world, and not to keep sinners as friends. I would say aquaintances, and I use that term loosly. Not to snub people, but not to keep them close to us either.
---Amanda on 7/22/07

we need non christian friends and they need us,how else wil they hearand see the gospel?I have more nomn Christian than Christian friends,sadly because non Christians are more wilingh to communicate with me (I am deaf)than many Christians.
---doree4573 on 7/22/07

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Ratio of Christian to non. You risk losing your witness if you hang with your non friends, and if they're involved with old habits you've left behind, opportunity to fall back into the pigpen with them. Exp. Party people, bar crowd - want you to come along. Hard to be a witness for Jesus when you're out on the dance floor busting a move with them.
---Jenny on 7/22/07

Thinking about how in the United States we have a fifty-percent or so divorce rate among ones who say they are Christians > this is because we have NOT learned how to relate with other Christian people, before getting married to one.

And we need to learn how to relate with God, FIRST. And have VARIOUS brothers and sisters who are obviously helping us to get closer to God and to relate well by Bible standards. So, YES . . . we need friends like THIS.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/22/07

Jesus surrounded Himself with 12 apostles who accompanied Him on His travels as He ministered. Yet, He went around and ministered to so many sinners.

Based on His example, I think it is important to have a core group of believing friends with whom we worship, study God's Word, and fellowship. Then, we can comfortably be in the world, befriending the sinners and ministering to the lost.
---Madison1101 on 7/21/07

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