We Can’t Be Friends with Everyone

April 4, 2004

WE CAN’T BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE by Ray Pritchard The following question arrived a few days ago: “When it’s all said and done, is it impossible for Christians to form close, intimate (platonic) relationships with non-Christians? As I grow closer in my walk with God, I realize how little I have in common with the world. The Word of God is in me such that I cannot speak on any issue without drawing from a Biblical paradigm. I almost feel like ’friendship evangelism’ is a misnomer. Because in the end, we can never be true, intimate, long-term friends with an unbeliever AND be true to our beliefs. We end up butting heads and someone, usually the unbeliever, ends up walking away. It’s rather frustrating.”

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