"I have no friends when it comes to God's Word." In other words, don't make me choose!
Psalm 138:2b ...for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Friends are wonderful. Friends can be closer than one's earthly family, friends add joy and comfort, but friends outside the Word don't 'get it'. Which would you choose? I choose the Family of God, the Body of Christ, eternal life built in and around the purest love from the purest source.
My sisters by blood seem to be born again, but we don't always agree on the Word. Some of my friends are atheists and pagans, so sometimes our fellowship is not so sweet. I should and I shall miss them, but I would die without love, and would be miserable without the Family of God.