Do you have any friends or relatives that do not know Christ? How close are you to them? Is it ‘unchristian’ or a sin to have friends that do not believe in Jesus Christ? Some people argue that Jesus Christ had unbelievers as friends when He was on earth. However, He was not extremely close to them.
Jesus, however, said in 2 Corinthians 6:14b that can light have anything in common with darkness?
While the Bible says that, bad company ruins good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33), it could be argued that some Christians can be bad company, not just unbelievers.
Some people ask: “how can we evangelise to our unbelievers’ friends if we are not close to them?” The question that I would ask is: what if your siblings do not know the Lord?
I'm quite sad writing this post because, in spite of the fact that I'm a Born again Christian, I still have friends that are not saved yet and it displeases me a great deal. I have friends that still engage in excessive drinking of alcohol, friends that engage in pre-marital sex, gossiping, friends that ‘womanise’, friends that spread rumours, etc. It saddens me. I feel like I have not influenced them at all *crying crying*.
What is my role? How can Born again Christians witness to their non-Christian friends/relatives?
What role can we take when it comes to witnessing?
Can we still be close friends with people that are not genuinely saved?
- Myss Lafunky