My Best Friend Has Left the Faith, What Can I Do to Help?

Episode 290 Show Notes 

From the Show

We have his word, and Pastor Adriel has just proclaimed that word. So, we may not see him with our eyes, but we see him with our ears, and we see him in baptism. We see him in baptism. We see him in the Lord’s Supper that is given to us.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. I heard you talk about grace and about laws too. I'm wondering why you both didn't talk about them in the same way. One of you landed more on grace. One of you landed on, “it’s the law too.”

2. My best friend has been one of the strongest Christians I’ve known for the past decade. She has really been through some extremely tough times and has always remained faithful. That is until now. She doesn’t curse God or anything, but she’s decided that his guidelines will no longer run her life. When I spoke with her about all of this, she had this to say: “I know Jesus promises trials for his church, I know it rains on the just and the unjust alike and I’ve accepted that long ago. But I wasn’t prepared for him to not be with me while I was in the thick of it. In the hardest season of my life, I cried out to him and prayed faithfully for what seemed like forever, and he had nothing to say in return. I feel completely abandoned and I’m done.” How do I help my friend?

3. Why are ministers the only people allowed to administer communion in certain churches?

4. How does the soul get out of the body? It doesn't really say anything about it in the Bible. I was just wondering if you can explain that to me.

Resources

The Gospel Driven Life by Michael Horton

Honest Evangelism by Rico Tice

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