Some of the people who have been the most embittered toward Christianity and have given me the hardest time gradually were softened and were saved. Praise God, one was my husband. Another was my daughter in law's mother, who was also into new age junk. She was a mocker as well. But some like may father in law probably remained embittered till his death. We never know who God will bring to salvation. Our job is to love them as they are, pray for them and witness to them by dropping seeds here and there and being a friend to them, expecting nothing in return. "There but for the grace of God go I". We grieve for those who reject Christ but must respect their choice.
But this is not being someone who is hoping for their approval or is doing so out of their own need for affection. This is being done out of Godly compassionate love, hoping that they will come to repentance but not expecting any appreciation or regard from them.
That's fine. I realise you never heard it explained like this before. This took me a long time to understand clearly. I was showing you that it is not all future, but a brief run down of the whole picture in order from start to finish. Not many realise that Jesus used his authority amongst the angels that rebelled, straight after he was resurrected and taken up to God, on that same day actually of his ascension when he was caught up to God.
No, on the contrary.
Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other."
Paul tried, but it didn't go too well. In the end, He became Christian. And He were cut off from the Jewish people.