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cheesemonkeys

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Ok here's the deal, how would you all handle a firiends sudden decision to no longer follow God, and really a claim, a rather transparent claim to no longer Believe in God?
 
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Theocracy

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God gives us all a choice and if a friend of mine decided that he/she doesnt believe in god anymore that is their choice. I would do my best to try and figure out why the change, ask questions, talk to my friend. Something could of gone wrong in their life, a prayer wasnt answered or my friend no longer felt God. My friend could be depressed, spiritually empty....something caused my friend to go from believing in God and to becoming a non believer. I would still be their friend, but I would be sad. I would try to bring them back to God, but I would not be in their face, pushy because that will cause them to back away further.
 
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cheesemonkeys

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Thank you! I reallly appreciate your response!
 

grace

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wow.....there must be something deeper going on. It must be unique to them as to why this decision has come about. I woudl start there...and just be a prayerful friend for them.

That is a tough one.
 
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my friends religious preferences would be none of my business.
 

pickles

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I have a few friends that have chosen different routes other than Jesus. I continue to be their friend and witness with my walk with Jesus. I dont push but I still share when somthing good occurs in my faith or when Jesus helps me through a tough time. My hope is that by example they will believe again. God bless, pickles
 
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neonpinkpenguin

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I have had this same experience. A friend decided that she no longer believed in Christianity. She felt that it had never helped her before and had bad experiences with other Christians. I have done the same as Pickles, I still witness to her, let her know that I am praying for her and don't try to push. Whenever I spend time with her I pray before I meet up with her that God gives me an opportunity to share His love and that I can be an example.