They believe their son, whom they love dearly, is going to be tortured forever. They’re upset that I reject their way of life as both deluded was a Christian. And let’s say this information came from a very reliable source, so that you this was going to happen. Would you just mention this to your friends and family in passing, and send them the occasional tract with information on the threat of the Nazis? Maybe you would drive out there and try to convince them of the threat until you were blue in the face. I know if would do some pretty drastic things to save my friends and family.
Also, CS Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” presents a very interesting look at the question.I made several attempts throughout my teenage years to quit masturbation.I even got an ‘accountability partner’ where we both swore off masturbation and kept tabs on how long we lasted.“Jesus just has to put up with it regardless,” should be their position. Ben Lorkas, I actually remember the masturbation dilemma for myself!I really believed that Jesus could see me masturbate, but the urge was so overwhelming I just blocked Jesus out of my head and apologized later.
Otherwise, they are being disloyal and if they are disloyal, then that eternity of bliss is less certain.