Okay, I am having “some” difficulty with my fundamentalist friend again and I would like some help on giving him scriptures to “jar” him once again into seeing that he is not treating people the was God would want him to, or something like that. About a year ago I was on here and after some of the help you all gave me, and some stuff I got out of Rome Sweet Home, I was able to have good "discussions’ about the Bible (at least good for me) with my friend. I kept harping on the “Two Pillars of Truth,” about how sola scriptura and sola fila are not Biblical, and to my amazement he gave up on every conversation since when I bring them back up again. The thing I find as odd is he took a trip to Rome in December, I was praying he would see the light, so to speak, while he was there.
Now, he has been ignoring me for the most part again. This week my grandmom passed away, I had lived with her all of my life, except for the past 15 months when we had to put her in a nursing home as she needed 24 hour care. So she was a second mother to me. I tried to text my friend on Sunday afternoon to talk to as he is religious, I wanted to talk to him about my grandmom being in the hospital, and how I was really worried this time, and that I didn’t think she would make it. He texted me back saying he had the flu and couldn’t talk, I never was able to talk to him, 14 hours later my grandmom passed away.
Now, should I let him off because of him “saying” he has the flu and can’t talk? Or should I take into account that he has ignored me in the past as well? In the past when he has done this I quoted scripture it sorta woke him up for him to see he is turning his back on a brother in Christ. The thing that gets me is I am in need, I am really really lonely now, as well as down, and he has turned his back on me in my time of need, a need to talk to someone I admire, as a “friend.” But I cannot just walk away from, people, not him, not anyone, I just need some hard things to point out to him how he does not follow what he says he is. Odd thing is, he is the one who got me back into begin more religious, got me to go out and get my own Bible (a Catholic one).
I sent him a voicemail last night on things I wanted to point out in the Bible. I asked him to read Leviticus 19, 17-18, and 1 John 4, 7-21 but paying very close attention to 19-21.
Is there anything else, or any other scriptures any of you all think I could send to him to kind of help “jar” him again? As I said in the past he has come around, but he usually forgets what he has learned.
Thanks in advance.