Hello all...I need a little advice, and since no one ever comments on my blog I guess this is the way it will have to be done.
I've got a friend I went to high school with...a nice guy. Friend of my ex boyfriend actually (he had a crush on me for a while, but that's not important). I've always considered him a good friend of mine.
After high school we lost contact. But through other friends in our group I found out that he had met a woman from Stirling, Ontario on the internet and had gone up there to marry her. OK, that sounded alittle weird to me, but fine. She's ten years older than him with two kids....definately starting to raise some eyebrows, but I didn't press anything. I get his e-mail address from my friend Adam, and send him an e-mail, just to see how he is doing. He tells me all the stuff about being married and being so happy...and being Christian and getting more Evangelical every day. OK...big warning flags here. Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-religion or anything, but he was NEVER this way in high school, and was probably more critical of religion than me in high school (I was still trying to have some kind of faith at the time, I thought he'd given up on it).
I just caught up with him on myspace, and I'm really starting to get freaked out for him. The new pics he put up (shaved head and all) are VERY VERY creepy; evil looking almost. Then he's writing a blog filled with stuff like this:
The movement is happening now... All i can say is that i am happy to be a part of it and happy to be marked as all Believers are marked by God to be used as instruments in his Kingdom on this earth... This is the time of our Lord, this is the time of the Harvest... A time of Revival in the Land God created... God is preparing all believers for the battle that is to come.... His Army!!! He will have dominion here!! Now is the time to act and spread the message, The Great Commission!!! Make Disciples of of all nations!!!
To think that all that was enough to get me out of that depressed state i was in.... Nope it wasnt, it took a dream i had of a guy named Billy Graham (probably one of the most well known Evangelists in the world) for him to walk up to me and say some really uplifting things to me and that God is in control and that he has a plan!! Sure enough i woke from that and felt like a 1000 times better.... the depressed state i was in was no more
So, I'm scared to death for my friend. It's sounding very cultish to me. He meets a woman and moves to Canada in a very short period of time, doesn't have regular contact with his family anymore I know (I saw him Mom tonight and she was telling me about it). He's done a complete 180 on the religious thing, posting stuff like that online, and the creepy pictures....I'm worried his into some kind of Armageddon Cult of some kind. What should I do about this? He already knows my religious views are non-existant, so I'll be lucky if he even talks to me again (although he did add me as a friend on myspace). What does anyone else here think? I need opinions here...I just don't know