I have a neighbor who has invited me to her church over and over and over. I decline because I do not believe like she does. We're both "Christian" as it were: she's Seventh Day Adventist and I'm Non-Denominational (got a little COG, Baptist, Pentecostal and even a little COC in me).
Anyway I finally told her that I would look into her church's teachings because I didn't really know much about SDA except "Branch Davidians" and Waco. Well I looked, and I do not agree with their teachings, hardly at all. I believe we believe in the same God but I'm not so sure that we follow His word in the same manner at all. SO I told her that the next time we talked about it.
Since then, she keeps sending me emails, links to videos, etc that talk about being "Lukewarm Christians". Yesterday, she dropped by and gave me the book "Crazy Love" and made special effort to point out how much good she thought I'd get from the 4th chapter... it's entitled "Profile of the Lukewarm". (big surprise)
I just have had it with her. And let's just make matters worse... she's my landlord too! If I had known how the people at her church are I definitely would never have signed this lease. I'm thinking, surely, it isn't ALL SDA, but probably just her - right?
Anyone with any insight please advise me. We go to church regularly, I only listen to Christian music - I have not given this woman any reason to believe that I'm "lukewarm" - but obviously she does think that. (and I try not to socialize with her AT ALL if I can help it)
Does her behavior sound indicative of SDA or is she just very passive aggressive (or both).
How do I deal with her?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:59 AM on May. 9, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by bishopblack at 3:05 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by Princess_s21 at 3:49 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by judimary at 4:12 AM on May. 9, 2011
Tell her you don't want any more information from her about religion. If you change your mind you'll come to her.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:46 AM on May. 9, 2011
Just be honest with her and tell her you are doing just fine and do not wish to speak with her about any spiritual matters or to read anymore of her literature. I think a lot of people mean well when they want to share that kind of thing with others and they have no clue how offensive they are appearing.
Answer by CallMeAngie at 6:48 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 8:16 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 8:58 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by amber710 at 9:04 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 9:51 AM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by MamaK88 at 11:57 AM on May. 9, 2011