[quote="HolyRosaryChild, post:14, topic:328976"]
...and why have some people never given Jesus the benefit of the doubt; enough to open up their Hearts and pray the prayers that He left to us through His Scriptures and Apostles? How is the bloke (your friend and my brother in Christ) able to state that he is not a Believer or Agnostic or Athiest if he has never given Jesus a go in his Life here?
For he truly does not know...what he has not tried, he does not know if you follow my meaning.
If someone gets into a debate about Religion or God - I allow them to ramble on and on and at the end I separate Religion from God and then leave it with them "have they prayed in order to open up their Hearts to Jesus", ie to truly get to the point of 'believing' and 'trusting' in Jesus. Sure, some Children of God do not need to pray in order to believe and trust in Jesus. However, many of us do!
Yet, people will give the benefit of the doubt to many other things and other idols on Earth; why have we blindly followed other things in our lives and not put time aside to open up our Hearts and give Jesus a try (through prayer)?
I would put this to your Friend and then leave the situation to heal after you have prayed for him continuously (for this is God's Calling to you - reaching out to your friend by praying for him for conversion)!
You might take two aspirins and call me in the morning!:rolleyes: