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Christianity and the company you keep

The bible tells us bad company corrupts but in another breath tells us that we need to be there for and with the people with problems and help them. What is the right thing to do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:31 AM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Helping them is different than kissing their butts and agreeing with everything they say or do, condoning their chosen lifestyles, etc....... JMO
    orkibe3

    Answer by orkibe3 at 2:48 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I think what he means by bad company is people that swear, do drugs, drink too much etc. hanging out with them is not good for us cuz there bad habbits can rub off on us, but tell them about Jesus and give them a lending hand when they need it. JMO
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 3:09 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • We can be compassionate and sympathetic without hobnobbing with bad people and being sucked into their corrupt lifestyles. We can be loving and helpful while being wise. Being a friend does not mean helping them continue in bad behaviors and sinful lifestyles. A true friend would tell people what they need to hear not what they want to hear. <:)))))<<

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • IT IS NOT YOUR PLACE TO CONDONE ANYTHING OR AGREE WITH ANYTHING, IF YOU AS A CHRISTIAN ARE STRONG IN YOUR FAITH IT SHOULD NOT MATTER WHAT THE COMPANY YOU KEEP IS DOING IN THEIR LIVES, FRIENDSHIP IS USUALLY BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT NOT CONDONING OR JUDGING, THEY MUST REMEMBER THAT GOD IS THE ONLY JUDGE.
    older

    Answer by older at 6:31 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • jesus showed everyone around him love and compassion, the so-called prostitutes and even the people who wanted him crucified...so thats what I try to live by
    mzhazelrae313

    Answer by mzhazelrae313 at 8:23 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • anon434...amen!
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:46 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • He who is without sin, cast the first stone.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • It comes down to who is influencing who. If you can help others and not start into behavior and attitudes God doesn't like then that is what you should do.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 10:25 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I think the fact that you have to question it is sad. Why are people so busy judging and weighing if someone is worthy of your time? Either you want to be a good person, and befriend whoever is in your path; despite what your God may deem as "sinful", or don't. Because, last time I checked, no one is without "sin". No one is perfect; no one lives their life without making mistakes.
    aNd whose to say that others want to befriend YOU, maybe you are the one with the sinful lifestyle and you need to good influence of others. Maybe it's something about you that you don't even realize that you could learn from someone else. Maybe your God put that person in your path for a reason; to see how judgemental you will be or if you will love with your heart. Just a thought.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 11:44 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • sajmamax2- It's not that we are judging or weighing their worthiness, but that the relationship we treasure most is our relationship with Christ.

    Lets move it into a different area and see if you feel the same. You have been married for 20 years to a great guy. Like all couples you have your ups and downs but all in all things are great. You have no plans of divorce nor does he. One day at work you meet a new co-worker. Her relationship with her husband isn't so good. She can't seem to say a good thing about him or any other man for that fact. Soon you find that instead of helping her work on her marriage, she is causing you to be negitive in yours. You start to nitpic and nag. Soon you can't see anything good about your husband. So who do you remove from your life?

    Yes, I know it isn't a great comparison, human to human, and human to God relationships are vastly different, but it illustrates the point.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 11:56 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

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