I have in-laws that hate God yet they go to the Adventist Church and have very high positions with the said church... How do I live with unkind and ungracious people? The answer might just be move out.
Andrew, How is this possible? I thought I had problems with my family but this is bad. Sorry my friend, prayers.
START BY LOOKING AT YOURSELF FIRST. JESUS HAD NO ISSUES WITH HIS ASSOCIATIONS OF THE LESS DESIRABLE PEOPLE IN THE TOWNS. A WHORE, CHEATERS ETC.... BUT HE HAD A PLAN OF FORGIVENESS AND LOVE,, WHICH OF COURSE WON THEM OVER.
When people refuse to repent this is just the consequences of years without the knowledge of the True God. And continued refusal to see the light.
Honestly the hardest people to show the truth are usually the ones that already have convictions or strong opinions. It's especially true for those that also have a taste for authority/power or are consumed by pride. Sad when those misguided convictions lead to actions like what you described.
Have you ever tried asking them why they act the way they do?
John 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
Depending on their answer it just might be best to move on.
God Bless you and give you strength.
SO as they are already saved can they be lost in the end if they reject Jesus?