Originally Posted by Tyburn
Like you have never rebelled before....at least she is the one offering forgiveness...someone comes to ask what they should do in a difficult situation that could have got them killed...and all you do is blame them.
Why didnt you even bother to actually answer the question posed.
She asked for a biblical perspective, I gave her one. If she had been blameless in this situation, then she could have reported the incident to the police without fear of recrimination. Obviously she was not blameless and so she paid the price for what appears to be rebellion against her parents (based on her own words). The biblical perspective is that she need to accept her own sinfulness before she can ever expect to forgive someone else for their wrongdoing.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents
; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know Godís righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death
, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
She needs to understand that she is to blame first and foremost and, if she had actually been shot and killed by the robber, then she would have simply received what she deserved in the eyes of GOD. The sooner she understands that, the sooner she can truly forgive this "friend" who betrayed her.
Until then it's probably best to avoid this person.
Again, this is based solely on the vague information provided in this thread so far.
Bamagrits, if you haven't discussed this entire situation with your mother and explained to her everything that you did while you were "hanging out around the wrong folks," then you need to do that before you do anything else.