On the heels of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” author Joshua Harris renouncing his Christian faith last-place month, another notable figure in the church also is saying he no longer believes Christianity.
Marty Sampson — an Australian worship music songwriter known for his work with Hillsong — said, “All I know is what’s true to me right now, and Christianity just seems to me like other religions at this point.”
Sampson wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post that “I’m genuinely losing my faith…and it doesn’t bother me…like, what bothers me now is nothing…I am so happy now, so at peace with the nations of the world .. it’s crazy.” It likewise shows he’s cleared his Instagram account of all posts.
Sampson added, “How many evangelists fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen. Not many. No one was talking about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one was talking about it. How can God be love yet transmit 4 billion people to a region, all coz they don’t belief? No one was talking about it. Christians is feasible to the most[ judgmental] people on countries around the world — they can also be some of the most beautiful and adoration people…but it’s not for me. I is certainly not in anymore.”
Sampson likewise wrote that he wants “genuine truth.”
“Not the ‘I merely believe it’ kind of truth. Science stops piercing the truth of every religion. Heaps of things help people change their lives , not only one version of God … Unfollow if you want, I’ve never been about living my life for others.”
Sampson concluded his post with the following address: “Love and forgive utterly. Be kind absolutely. Be generous and do good to others absolutely. Some things are good no matter what you believe. Let the rain autumn, the sunshine will come up tomorrow.”
Not to put too fine a level on it, but the Christian Post reported that Sampson’s announcement was accompanied by an image of the biblical Samson pulling down the pillars of the Philistine temple 😛 TAGEND
Here’s a clip of Sampson singing “Depths” 😛 TAGEND
Depths – Hillsong Worship
What are others saying?
John Mason — the founding fathers of the God First, Life Second movement — said Sampson’s repudiation of Christianity underscores that “our heads is directly linked to our spiritual position.”
“We see humankinds like Marty Sampson of Hillsong openly mocking the faith because he does not have a mind set on the Spirit, but the flesh, ” Mason added on Twitter. “Our psyches our revitalized by the sound doctrine of Script and the true knowledge of Christ.”
“When seemed[ biblical] theology is forgotten for an American, spiritualized, cultural-friendly replacement, exposure to that theology are certainly turn away a brain, nerve& soul that has never submitted to that eternal truth. In other words, the fall away is the right response, ” he continued. “The good news is, by God’s grace, he and others still have an opportunity to believe in Christ through the truth of the gospel, be disciplined and confidence fully in God’s Word with the help of the Spirit. We should pray that someone will talk alongside them and was an indication the truth.”
In July, Joshua Harris , mentioned author and former rector, renounced his sect, apologized to the LGBTQ community, and also said his 21 -year marriage is over.
Harris revealed on Instagram that he had “undergone a massive change in relation to my faith in Jesus. The popular phrase for this is ‘deconstruction, ‘ the biblical phrase is ‘falling away.’ By all measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.”
Just last week Harris emerged again as he was photographed attending a Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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