Can We Remain Friends With Those Who Apostatize?
Series 01 Straight Truth Podcast
In the latest episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, Drs. Josh Philpot and Richard Caldwell delve into the heart-wrenching reality of apostasy — witnessing loved ones depart from Christian faith, a journey fraught with eternal consequences. Drawing from Jude 17-23, they explore believers' responses, emphasizing mercy for doubters, urgent intervention for those on the verge, and cautious engagement with those who pose a spiritual threat. The discussion underscores the non-finality of apostasy until death, highlighting the delicate balance in maintaining connections for potential spiritual guidance, without compromising one's faith integrity. The conversation takes a profound turn, discussing how genuine concern transcends casual discourse, requiring a holy aversion to influences that undermine Christian doctrines. The discourse concludes with a reflection on navigating relationships with apostates, advocating for a stance that mirrors the church's discernment, prioritizing evangelization and spiritual well-being over social comfort.
|Oct 26, 2023