Let me preface this by saying I am the one who witnessed to this girl. She was saved AFTER we were friends. PLEASE read this and give me SCRIPTURE to give her. The first one that comes to my mind is about not arguing that those who are weak may be turned away. Don't know that reference. Anyway, this is my response to her invitation to go to a women's retreat at her church and her response to what I had to say. About coming to visit, I would love to see you, but I don't have the gas money for the drive. Also, please don't take this the wrong way, but I disagree with some of the things that your church does. I am not saying they are bad. There are many, many people who believe the way your church does. That's why the Bible says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. I have done a lot of prayer and scripture reading from the time I was a teenager about the different doctrines that all call themselves Christian(Baptist, Nazarene, Methodist, Amish, Mennonite, and Pentecostal, to be specific.). I don't think that they are bad, but I think God tells each of us different things through His word. Your church is what I would classify as Pentecostal. I disagree with many of the practices of that denomination. That is all to say that I do not want to go to services there. I also don't want to hold you back from going. Like I said, I don't say they are necessarily wrong, we just believe differently. I would compare my feelings about church denominations to favorite colors. I may say that blue is the best color in the whole wide world, no other color even comes close. It must be God's favorite color as well because so much of His creation is blue. Someone else may come along and say, "No, you're wrong, brown is the best, and it must be God's favorite color because when you dig up the grass and trees and look under the water it's all a variation of brown. The whole earth is really brown underneath it all." Now, who is to say which one of us is right? There is not way for either of us to know without asking God face to face, is there? I think we just have to read His word, study it, and pray a lot, then decide for ourselves what we believe. I hope that helps you understand where I am coming from. I REALLY don't want to hurt you, but I have to be honest. Love, Your sister in Christ! Wow,that was deep! Well let me defend my church. We are not Pentecostal by NO MEANS. We all there believe and the pastor preaches right out of the living word,the Bible....So but I totally understand how you feel I honestly disagree, BUT we all have our own oppinions I believe the one that comes from God and that is from God`s word is right though.Brother Leon is a very Godly man. We`re not religious there we just praise God and give Him the glory and we love the Holy Spirit which he has put in us.(He is The Father The Son and The Holy Spirit)Just like we`re made up of the mind, body(flesh), and soul.God is great. Well just because we can`t see each other at my church we can always see each other somewhere else.Just you know the old saying you can`t jugde a book by it`s cover the Bible said jugde things by the fruits they produce. I believe that our church is a very giving and caring and Godly one. We all act in God`s faith not our own.You just have to believe. People over the years have been taught so many "religious" things that the Bible was really not be taught right,But when you’re a Christian that believes in the faith of God ,and doing things like going discipling people like God commanded then your doing the right thing. You can add or take away from the Bible but those who do are less in the kindom of heaven.God`s word stands forever and ever.Amen!!!Be blessed.Love ya girl!! I think you can see she is definitely a babe in Christ. I just don't know what to say without this getting into a huge argument. She sent this to a relative of hers who goes to her church. I am assuming she accidentally sent it to me as well: Can you think of a scripture off the top of your head??Just read and tell me what you think?I mean I did write back to her and I love her as a friend but she just dosen`t believe in what God has for her, I guess?