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June 01, 2015

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Listened 2 times. Gotta question: Is Friendship with Unbelievers Being Unequally Yoked?

A most positively elucidating question, ronh.

And it is quite open.

It really hinges on three questions:

1) Do you hold anyone at STR-site to be friends more than adversaries?

2) What wish would you hold for these theistically driven friends of yours at said STR-site?

3) Would you suppose there would be any objections of your theistically driven friends in this matter?

Now, is your wish is to convert the t.d. friend, our respectfully explain your views on matters? This ramble is perhaps what Greg is driving at.

It sounds to me like he's saying it's a judgment call we have to make ourselves. We have to associate with non-believers, the the degree of intimacy we have with them is at issue--we can't marry them clearly, but to what extent we can befriend them or enter into business agreements with them is up to our own discernment. That's what I got out of the video.

Another relevant passage would be 1 Corinthians 15:33 "Do not be deceived: 'Bad company ruins good morals.'"

A philosophical analysis of friendship would probably help clarify the issue more. I suspect that we would find that there are different kinds of what we want to call "friendship" and that some are inappropriately shared with unbelievers.

Coca-Cola has identified an essential component to any consideration of, or answer to, the question originally posed.

Namely, a discussion of what is meant by 'friend'.

This is a classic case of something that is too common.

Someone asks a question.

Then someone else talks for a while about some things the question reminds them of.

In the end, however, the question is unanswered.

There are people, it seems, what will respond this way regardless of how precisely a question is phrased.

Oh yeah.

Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding.

Bogart and Greenstreet???

>> Then someone else talks for a while about some things the question reminds them of.

In view of this, should Christians belong to Labor Unions, Military, Masons, etc?

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