1. Standard memberwittywonka
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    16 Sep '07 06:14
    I'm curious how many Christians have a genuine (close) friendship with a non-Christian and still believe s/he will be condemned to Hell.
  2. Standard memberknightmeister
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    16 Sep '07 07:32
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    I'm curious how many Christians have a genuine (close) friendship with a non-Christian and still believe s/he will be condemned to Hell.
    I wouldn't know who is going where. It's not my place to judge nor could I judge. All one can do is make sure of one's own path and encourage others. I'm sure there will be lots of last minute conversions at the end of time.
  3. Standard memberKellyJay
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    16 Sep '07 08:29
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    I'm curious how many Christians have a genuine (close) friendship with a non-Christian and still believe s/he will be condemned to Hell.
    All of my non-Christian friends are running that risk and yes i have
    more than a few.
    Kelly
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    16 Sep '07 08:36
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    I'm curious how many Christians have a genuine (close) friendship with a non-Christian and still believe s/he will be condemned to Hell.
    How could any 'genuine' Christian believe otherwise? Key part of belief is to have gone across the peak and be firmly sliding down the slope on the other side... when you have started you might as well go the whole hog, or there is little point.
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    16 Sep '07 08:41
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    How could any 'genuine' Christian believe otherwise? Key part of belief is to have gone across the peak and be firmly sliding down the slope on the other side... when you have started you might as well go the whole hog, or there is little point.
    Catholics officially can believe otherwise.
  6. Standard memberknightmeister
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    16 Sep '07 10:06
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    How could any 'genuine' Christian believe otherwise? Key part of belief is to have gone across the peak and be firmly sliding down the slope on the other side... when you have started you might as well go the whole hog, or there is little point.
    A lot depends on how you read the question. If someone is not a christian right now how do I know what will happen in the future? They may or may not receive christ in the future.
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    16 Sep '07 10:541 edit
    Originally posted by knightmeister
    A lot depends on how you read the question. If someone is not a christian right now how do I know what will happen in the future? They may or may not receive christ in the future.
    Sorry about the lack of clarification.

    Specifically, they would remain non-Christian for their entire lives.
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    16 Sep '07 10:57
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    All of my non-Christian friends are running that risk and yes i have
    more than a few.
    Kelly
    Out of curiousity, does the fact that they are non-Christian affect your friendship with them?
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    17 Sep '07 04:17
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Out of curiousity, does the fact that they are non-Christian affect your friendship with them?
    Don't get into an intimate relationship with them. Unequally yoked and all that.
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    17 Sep '07 04:304 edits
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Out of curiousity, does the fact that they are non-Christian affect your friendship with them?
    Don't let them in your house or bid them Godspeed.

    2 John 10

    If they are Jews or Moslems, stop up their mouths.

    Titus 1:10-11

    If they are Gentiles, avoid them, lest you be friends with devils.

    1 Corinthians 10:20

    Anyway, why do you have non-Christian friends? You're not supposed to.

    Romans 16:17-18

    After all, we're all enemies of God.

    Matthew 12:30
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    I just don't understand the concept of choosing friends according to their religion or lack thereof.
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    17 Sep '07 06:14
    I’ll pose the counter (and piggy-back off KJ in my answer):

    “How many non-Christians have a genuine, close friendship with a Christian, and still believe s/he is living an illusion?”

    All* of my Christian friends are living an illusion, and yes, I have more than a few.

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    * Well, there are a few heretics...
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    17 Sep '07 06:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Don't let them in your house or bid them Godspeed.

    2 John 10

    If they are Jews or Moslems, stop up their mouths.

    Titus 1:10-11

    If they are Gentiles, avoid them, lest you be friends with devils.

    1 Corinthians 10:20

    Anyway, why do you have non-Christian friends? You're not supposed to.

    Romans 16:17-18

    After all, we're all enemies of God.

    Matthew 12:30
    Your quote in 2 John 10 should actually be 2 John 1:10.

    All of your quotes are taken out of context. None of these deal with friends that are nonbelievers. I have many friends that are nonbelievers. Because they don't chose to believe in what Christ has done for each one of us in love and compassion is understandable. I can remember a time when I couldn't understand any of it either.
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    17 Sep '07 07:15
    I have a Muslim friend who said that according to his religion there were limits to how strong a friendship he was allowed to form with non-Muslims.
  15. Standard memberKellyJay
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    17 Sep '07 15:13
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Out of curiousity, does the fact that they are non-Christian affect your friendship with them?
    No, should it? I care a great deal about my friends, I don't count
    someone a friend lightly.
    Kelly
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