Because Dustin and I didn't become Christians until we were adults, most of our old friends are unsaved. We don't get to see them very often anymore because of work, kids and sometimes location. When we do get together we hang out like we used to but we also try to show them (in subtle ways) the difference that Christ has made in our lives. The problem is that most of them have an unsavory view of Christians (judgemental, overbearing and just plain scary.)
A couple of months ago we got a copy of the new CD from the band Dustin used to play in. Here is an exerpt from one of the songs:
I saw a bumpersticker the other day
said Jesus was comin'
I thought there was something I missed
I'm guessin' when he gets back
and sees what happened
Man is he gonna be pissed
You say if I don't turn from my evil ways and repent
I'm gonna burn in hell
If heaven's eternity with guys like you
Burn in hell I might as well
Your bracelet reads "What would Jesus do?"
Aparently he's good friends with you
Which scares the hell out of me
'Cause I think you're a dick
This song made me sad. The 2 main guys from this band are good friends of ours and I know that they don't feel this way about us but obviously someone left a bad taste in their mouth. I hope and pray that I never make anyone feel like I think I'm superior because I'm a Christian. I would never want to lead someone further from, rather than closer to Jesus.