Alana Christine I have a question for you guys out there who have enough knowledge about my situatuion to inform on me as much as you can. I'm living in the dorms at college right now, yes it's not the best situation for me. I made a few friends when I arrived, but they weren't the best people even though some say they are religious, ... (they've been baptised but they don't show it). I've spoken to my bible study conductor about the whole thing. I just don't know how to say that I can't be friends with them, with anyone here in that way without sounding insane, paranoid or snobbish. I'm just a very straightforward person. Can anyone give me some guidance in my circumstance, it would help me a lot.
Jehovah's Witnesses News, Library, History, Videos, Talks, Illustrations From my experience there is no getting around the awkwardness. You can't fit a square peg into a round circle. This is just part of the cost of trying to do what is right. Be prepared to be persecuted, ridiculed and ostracized. Sorry for the bad news.
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That is true... Christians are to be persecuted but you must be delighted for Jehovah's favor is upon you.. Yesterday at 1:28am · Report Katy Hood Staley While it is true that you can't be friends and participate with the people you've encountered there, you can maintain your reputation and representation of Jehovah by passively choosing not to fellowship with them. An explaination is not nessecarily required, but should it come to that, you can always make it known that your path is different than ... See More the one they are on. Then live your life, however difficult, in a way that demonstrates your love for Jehovah. Their way of life is not sustaining, and they will see your peace and comfort, even under the burden of persecution. From my experience, this may gain the respect and curiosity of some of those people, and open doors for Jehovah to work in their lives later on. Yesterday at 1:56am · Report Jehovah's Witnesses News, Library, History, Videos, Talks, Illustrations safeguard your heart, for out of it are the sources of life,” Christians need to have on “the breastplate of righteousness.” (Pr 4:23; Eph 6:14) As a protection against his heart turning bad, it is essential that a person follow God righteousness since the heart of fallen, sinful man is treacherous and desperate. (Jer 17:9) The heart needs much ... See More discipline and training. The Christian can be assured of this course only by sticking close to the Scriptures, which, the apostle Paul says, are “beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.” He should accept gratefully the discipline that is received from righteous men who make such use of God’s Word.—2Ti 3:16,17. Yesterday at 2:37am · Report